South American Cichlids • Switching Gears... Opinions needed

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Switching Gears... Opinions needed

Postby TheFishGuy » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:31 pm

The species listed in red are species I currently own. I plan to stock my big tank with SA cichlids.

'Aequidens' pulcher
'Aequidens' rivulatus
Amphilophus festae
Astronotus crassipinnis
Astronotus ocellatus
Caquetaia spectabilis
Caquetaia umbrifera
Cichlasoma facetum
Cichlasoma portalegrense
Crenicichla semicincta

'Geophagus' steindachneri
Guianacara sphenozona
Heros severus
Hoplarchus psittacus
Hypselecara temporalis

Satanoperca jurupari
Uaru amphiacanthoides

The tank is an "L" shaped 1200 gallon.

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What would you add from this list?
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Postby clgkag » Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:56 pm

Definately the festae and with your tank size you could probably add the umbee too.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:16 am

Not so sure about the umbee... I've never kept them...
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Postby naegling23 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:19 pm

With a tank that size, you can stock a me...seriously, I think that tank is larger than my kitchen.

Im not going to comment on the fish stocking list, but I've always been a fan of natural looking tanks, what about going with a few more peaceful species, and adding a couple schools of an insane amount of tetra's?
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Postby xXGrEeNxTeRrOrXx » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:54 pm

The list of species that you do have are all relatively peaceful. I don't know how well they would tolerate a big umbee. That being said, from what I've read of others owning juvenile umbees, they are quite shy for a long time. It's much the same case with dovii. They are typically very shy and skittish until they hit sexual maturity, but when they do of course, they are maniacs.

If it were me, I'd trade the Umbee for a... myersi.

I think the Festae will be ok. They can be quite aggressive but there really should be enough room for them. Really their aggression is conspecific and or derived from breeding IME. Again this being personal preference, but I'd swing more towards some of the earth eaters. Much more peaceful and very overlooked. G. brasiliensis, A. heckelii, Surinamensis.... lots of options there.
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Postby TheFishGuy » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:08 pm

I'm not going to do umbee or festae.... Jurupari are my wifes favorite fish so I'll be looking for a large group of ten... Also might just round it out with uaru....
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Postby ahud » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:50 pm

Don't want to hijack the thread, but mind telling where you purchased the tank?

As far as stocking, I think smaller fish really make a tank that big look great. Apistos, laetacara, dwarf pikes, acaras, and then a couple of large fish for the center piece.
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Postby Chubbs the Jellybean » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:33 am

He built the tank :thumb:
55g (soon 75) - 1 Oscar (5"), 1 spotted raphael, 10 Tiger barbs, 1 Orange Seam Pleco (L106)
20L Planted - 1 HRP "Rio Danli", 8 pristella tetras, 2 unsexed HRP
15g - 5 unsexed Cutteri "Rio Jutiapa"
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Postby TheFishGuy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:41 am

ahud wrote:Don't want to hijack the thread, but mind telling where you purchased the tank?

As far as stocking, I think smaller fish really make a tank that big look great. Apistos, laetacara, dwarf pikes, acaras, and then a couple of large fish for the center piece.


There's plenty of opportunity to have colonies of smaller fish. I'd like to do about 25 G. stiendachnari...

Not a big fan of apistos....
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Postby ahud » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:01 pm

I have never been a fan of the big tanks stocked with huge fish. I am a huge fan of a natural look though. If it were my tank, I would stock fish under 7" besides one or two large fish for some visual appeal.
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Postby Manoah Marton » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:07 pm

50 Apistos, 1000 Neon Tetras, 200 Cory Cats, and 500 Otto cats (what an understocked tank)! That would be such a cool tank!
But I understand your love for 'larger' fish, so go with what you like (and what likes eachother!)

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Postby oldcatfish » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:39 am

Personally, I'd do Umbee, Festae, GT with a variety of CA's, or a large Malawi Hap setup.

But since you want a SA tank, I'd do a large group of S. Jurupari , a pair or two of H. Severus, a pair of A. Pulcher, with possibly a large group of Angelfish, or Silver Dollars. If you didn't have the Oscars, I'd replace the Angels/Sd's with a large school of Columbian Tetras or Bleeding Heart Tetras.
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Postby michelle767 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:01 pm

Aieee! That tank is enormous - and going to be amazing. Personally, I would sev's because I can't live without 'em. And some time of eartheater. I think the idea of 10 jurupari is great. I don't know that I've ever seen that many in a tank before and they are gorgeous fish.
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Postby Manoah Marton » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:24 pm

Is this tank already built/setup? If so...pictures required!!!
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Postby Frazee86 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:17 pm

it is built just browse the site he has some pics of it lol
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