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Old 05-16-2013, 04:52 PM   #21
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I still dont have it setup haha. Its HEAVY and im 15 lmao soooo. But im turning my 55 into a sump filter and using pool filter sand.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:10 PM   #22
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Ah okay lol. And Yeah, I imagine it is heavy!! LOL. And Haha, i'm 15 too - what a coincidence. :p

And Ohh, that sounds fun!
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #23
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Lmao!! Ya itll be fun when the tank is set up haha
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #24
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Lmao indeed lol. And Yeah, I'm sure it will be!

Oh and btw, do you think there's much chance of the Firemouth Fry or the Convict fry surviving (presuming they have babies)? Or do you think the BGKF will just eat them all lol? :p
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #25
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There is a 99.9 percent chance they will be eaten
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:27 PM   #26
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Ah, I see. Do you think it'd only be the BGKF that would have a chance of eating them, yeah?
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #27
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Prob everythin in there would try. The convicts will protect there fry viciously. They might survive
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #28
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Wow, so it looks like i'm getting a predator tank LOL. And Yeah, that's what I was thiniking - but then the BGKF will probably just come out when the Convicts are sleeping.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:04 AM   #29
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Then female will usually stay right around the eggs. The male will patrol the outer perimeter. The bgk may be able to get them but i doubt it. They will prob be picked off when older. When they become free swimming you can get a hose and suck them all into another tank if you want to keep them.
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Ah, I see. And Yeah, I may keep them and sell them lol. Thanks for the help again!
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #31
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Ah, I see. And Yeah, I may keep them and sell them lol. Thanks for the help again!
Yep anytime. Im putting convicts in my 150 because i like them and it will be a somewhat built in food source
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:34 PM   #32
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Great!
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #33
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Hey again, I was having a look there at the Columbian Shark (Arius jordani) and the Pictus Cat (Pimelodus pictus) and it lead me to wondering about whether or not any of them would be able to go in the tank?

If so, then the stocking list would be as follows:

- 1 Black Ghost Knife Fish
- 1 Tiger Oscar
- 2 Firemouth Cichlids
- 2 Black Convict Cichlids
- 2 Pink Convict Cichlids
- 1 Frontosa Cichlid
- 1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
- 1 Texas Cichlid
- 4 Bala Sharks
- And then however many of the other ones I mentioned above.

EDIT: After a little more research it appears that catfish may not be the best tankmates for Oscars. Is this true?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #34
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Im putting 5 pictus cats in my tank. Drop the columbians they need brackish. I would still be worried about the ebjd.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #35
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Oh good! And Ah, I see - i'll drop the Columbian Shark then. And Hmm, i'll just be sure to be careful then and if I see any bad signs i'll be sure to do something about it!

As for the Pictus Cats though, do you not think that's a bad combo with the Oscar in there?
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No. The tiger im putting in is 3-4" and the pictus will be 3-4". Plus they are fast and mainly bottom dwellers.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:59 AM   #37
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Hmm, okay then - great!

So:

- 1 Black Ghost Knife Fish
- 1 Tiger Oscar
- 2 Firemouth Cichlids
- 2 Black Convict Cichlids
- 2 Pink Convict Cichlids
- 1 Frontosa Cichlid
- 1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
- 1 Texas Cichlid
- 4 (or do you think 5?) Bala Sharks
- 4 (or do you think 5?) Pictus Catfish
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That is heavily stocked. I would drop either the ebjd or texas and bala or pictus. Or you could go with 1pink con and 1 black con.
Or drop the frontosa because they get big and produce a lot of waste.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #39
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What about this then?

Also, will the Convicts still breed with each other if one is pink and one is black?

- 1 Black Ghost Knife Fish
- 1 Tiger Oscar
- 2 Firemouth Cichlids
- 1 Black Convict Cichlids
- 1 Pink Convict Cichlids
- 1 Frontosa Cichlid
- 1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
- 1 Texas Cichlid
- 4 Bala Sharks
- 5 Pictus Catfish

EDIT: See if I took some other fish out, would I be able to add in any African Cichlids such as the cobalt blue zebra cichlid or maybe add a Black Shark (Labeo chrysophekadion)?
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I think that would be good right there. Still heavilly stocked but you could manage
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