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I'm interested in stocking my new 4' 60 gallon with all male Peacocks. Rather than buying a bunch of small juveniles that I'd have to rehouse over the course of a year, I'd like to purchase different males that are already about 3". I have a good local breeder that I can purchase from at a good prices, and I have a second tank I can place a fish in temporarily if there are aggression problems. I was wondering how realistic this method is for a successful Peacock tank. Also, about how many at this size should I introduce into the tank to start and how many should I ultimately stock to keep aggression down? I'm ok with lots of filtration and water changes if overstocking the tank will minimize aggression.
 

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I like 8-10 males in a 48" tank. This is the correct level of overstocking. Lots of filtration and water changes and overstocking (8-10 fish) are what you need to keep the fish healthy...more does not help you have more fish.

The peacocks need to not look alike...maybe mix some haps because once you get a red, yellow and blue you start getting into look-alikes.
 

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Stocking info is all over the place online. I've seen 10 to 25 for a 60 gallon. I'll stay on the low end and find some smaller less aggressive haps to mix in. Thanks for the advice!
 
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