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Old 11-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Ok so I figured I'd get everyones opinion on how they would stock my tank. I'm in the process of building a 8'x2'x2' plywood tank to house my Excichlisoma Festae. So with that said what would you put in the tank keeping in mind it will be housing one of the most aggressive cichlids in the world lol

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Nothing lol
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Nothing lol
Lol I thought about scaping it like a backyard with a doghouse just for the festae lmao
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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Ok joking aside.I have Buenes Aires Tetra in with mine.Also 3 convicts.Although my Festae range between one and two inches at the moment so the aggression hasn't fully kicked in yet.Silver dollars may work but I have a feeling they will be toast when they mature.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #5
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The thing with the convicts is they seem very tough and as They are such prolific breeders I see the fry as a source of food for the Festae.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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The thing with the convicts is they seem very tough and as They are such prolific breeders I see the fry as a source of food for the Festae.
Ya my buddies festae which is about 5" made quick work of his convict population, they're all gone... Lol
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #7
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Ya my buddies festae which is about 5" made quick work of his convict population, they're all gone... Lol
Does that include the adults?
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No the adults were in another tank these were juvies ranging from 1"-3"
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:55 PM   #9
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No the adults were in another tank these were juvies ranging from 1"-3"
Ok that makes sense.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #10
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Honestly even if he put the adults in at this point I don't think theyd last a week. Back on topic though.. I was thinking of maybe a jaguar cichlid and some type of catfish. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #11
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Have Cukoo catfish and Syno Petricola in with mine.Waiting to see the results though
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #12
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As for the Jaguar that will be two mean fish in one tank.I see serious conflict there.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #13
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Well pretty much anything I wanna keep is gonna have to be pretty feisty to hang with an adult festae lol. I might just go with a Freidrichstahlii,Dovii,Lyonsi, or Trinaculatas from Hukits suggestions. I've never stocked a tank like this considering how freakin big these guys will get lol
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An umbee maybe?
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you got to stock it with the same sex
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Dovii???
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:28 AM   #17
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So what about a school of silver dollars? Think the stand a chance with say my festae and a dovii?
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Im having the same problem with my 240.

I have one really aggressive fish and all this tank space i cant fill.
But i shall get rid of this fish.

But while having it ive thought of many ways i could stock this tank more.

Silver dollars/red hooks
Arowana
Giant gorumari
And some of the chiclids you named.
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What have you UNsuccessfully kept so far lol and what is your aggressive fish.
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Im not a fan of adding a fish unless im sure it will survive
But ive lost a couple of my red sevs.
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