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What fish to finish stocking my 75 gal?

Postby stslimited84 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:37 pm

Hey,

In addition to stocking my new 125 gal, see thread here -
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=169330

I need some recommendations for something to finish off my 75 gal stock list.

Current inhabitants:

3 juvie white calvus (1")
1 juvie neo. brichardi (1")
3 syno. eupterus
14 young cyps
1 yellow lab
adding 5 multis this weekend

I'd like to add one more species of fish. The tank has plenty of filtration and a steady water change routine.

What would you add?
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Postby Multies » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:20 pm

i would take the eupterus out since those get ver big and replace them with
either some multipunctatus or petricolas.

and a pair of Caudopunctatus :)
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Re: What fish to finish stocking my 75 gal?

Postby triscuit » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:52 pm

:oops: With your current concerns about fish health, I wouldn't be adding anything to that tank. :roll:

Wait it out, see what's going on, and then we can talk about adding more fish.


stslimited84 wrote:Hey,

In addition to stocking my new 125 gal, see thread here -
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=169330

I need some recommendations for something to finish off my 75 gal stock list.

Current inhabitants:

3 juvie white calvus (1")
1 juvie neo. brichardi (1")
3 syno. eupterus
14 young cyps
1 yellow lab
adding 5 multis this weekend

I'd like to add one more species of fish. The tank has plenty of filtration and a steady water change routine.

What would you add?
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Postby CichlidAndrew » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:25 pm

I always though that brichardis were to agressive for a community?? :-?
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Postby thefish » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:44 pm

CichlidAndrew wrote:I always though that brichardis were to agressive for a community?? :-?


Hmmm, I was under the impression that breeding brichardis are too aggressive for a community.
45g- 2 Eremodus Cyanosticus
2 White Calvus
90g- 26 Tropheus 'Siyeswe'
10g- A. Hongsloi pair



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Re: What fish to finish stocking my 75 gal?

Postby stslimited84 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:54 pm

triscuit wrote::oops: With your current concerns about fish health, I wouldn't be adding anything to that tank. :roll:

Wait it out, see what's going on, and then we can talk about adding more fish.



I know that. Dont worry. I can still plan for after the situation is sorted out tho. Nothing wrong with planning ahead. I've had a new development with the lab. I'll post it on that thread.



I've found that a lone brichardi is ok. Its once they pair up that they become terrors in the tank.
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Re: What fish to finish stocking my 75 gal?

Postby triscuit » Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:48 am

stslimited84 wrote: .... adding 5 multis this weekend


Hey, no offense meant... it just sounded like you were adding more fish right away. :wink:

After things have been stable for 6-8 weeks, I would be tempted to add a pair of L. buescheri. :thumb:
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Re: What fish to finish stocking my 75 gal?

Postby stslimited84 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:10 pm

triscuit wrote:
stslimited84 wrote: .... adding 5 multis this weekend


Hey, no offense meant... it just sounded like you were adding more fish right away. :wink:

After things have been stable for 6-8 weeks, I would be tempted to add a pair of L. buescheri. :thumb:


Hey triscuit,

dont worry, im not offended and i didnt mean for it to seem like I was. Sometimes online the right emotions arent portrayed by the text.

No worries :thumb:

I appreciate the feedback. I also didnt mean to put adding the multis this weekend in there, but didnt get a chance to edit the post.

I'll def look into the l. buescheri. Any other species you might recommend?

Thanks as always! :)
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Postby triscuit » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:01 pm

GOBIES

They'd be a nice addition to your tank. You'd need to take their dietary requirements in to consideration, but that's easily done with NLS.

So, gobies, or beuscheri, or a small julidochromis. I am thinking of relatively peaceful fish with small footprint requirements. Definately get the multies when your tank is settled... I love watching my colonies and their soap opera drama. :D
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Postby stslimited84 » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:08 pm

triscuit wrote:GOBIES

They'd be a nice addition to your tank. You'd need to take their dietary requirements in to consideration, but that's easily done with NLS.

So, gobies, or beuscheri, or a small julidochromis. I am thinking of relatively peaceful fish with small footprint requirements. Definately get the multies when your tank is settled... I love watching my colonies and their soap opera drama. :D


which species of goby would you recommend? How many should I get to start? :popcorn:
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Postby triscuit » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:12 pm

Start with 5-6 of whichever you can get your hands on. :lol: I keep E. cyanostictus and find them very easy going and pugnacious enough to withstand heartier tankmates. Since they don't claim a territory but roam the whole tank, I think gobies would be a very nice addition to your tank... they are very good neighbors to other species.
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Postby stslimited84 » Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:48 pm

triscuit wrote:Start with 5-6 of whichever you can get your hands on. :lol: I keep E. cyanostictus and find them very easy going and pugnacious enough to withstand heartier tankmates. Since they don't claim a territory but roam the whole tank, I think gobies would be a very nice addition to your tank... they are very good neighbors to other species.


From what I've read, I'll eventually have to remove the extras after a pair forms? Is that correct?

If I can get a probable pair should I just get them, or get 5-6 of them? :popcorn:
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Postby triscuit » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:47 pm

Goby divorces are frequent and often homicidal. I strongly suggest that unless you can see the proven pair in their home environment, it's not worth buying just a pair. Get a group and let them decide who's worth shacking up with. Yes, the extras should be removed after a pair has formed.
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Postby CalebT.W. » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:23 am

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Fish are not our whole lives , but they make our lives whole!.....
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Postby CalebT.W. » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:23 am

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