South American Cichlids • Stocking Suggestions and Opinions Please

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Stocking Suggestions and Opinions Please

Postby Mr Tobias » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:27 pm

I'm making a change in my 125 gal (6' long) tank and will be left with the following:

3 Acarichthys heckelii - 3-4"
2 Aequidens metae - 4-5"
6 Geophagus Red Head Tapajos - small
1 Gold Severum - 5-6"

I am looking to add one or two fish that will contrast in color and body shape. Current fish are all somewhat similar with the exception of the severum. I was leaning toward something like a Uaru, chocolate cichlid or green severum. My reservations are:

Uaru - Is plant eating a real concern? I have 2 large anubias.
Chocolate cichlid - too big when mature?
Severum - will there be aggression with the other one? I value a peaceful tank.

I'd love any other thoughts or suggestions as well. Tank has excellent filtration with 3 cannisters, sand substrate, rocks, driftwood and the plants mentioned above. Thank you!
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Re: Stocking Suggestions and Opinions Please

Postby sir_keith » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:39 pm

Probably not what you want to hear, but YES to all three of your questions. I wouldn't add any of those fishes to this aquarium.

Just my opinion, but if the Acarichthys and Geophagus get along once the Geos grow up, this tank will be stunning just as it is. :fish:
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Re: Stocking Suggestions and Opinions Please

Postby Mr Tobias » Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:36 pm

Thank you sir keith. Yes, opinions are what I'm looking for!
Perhaps I need more patience. I thought the heckelii were slow growing - the geos are ridiculous they're so slow
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