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will a pike cichlid live with a blood red parrots fish

hers some other ones i can get

jewel cichlid
madis chilid
convicts
jack dempseys
wolf cichlid
royal knifefish
clown knifefish
needle nose gar
tinfoil barbs
oscars

Which on would suit me i have a 180 gallon tank with 2 fluval 405 canister filters and 2 110 aquaclear power filters

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pike cichlid - depends on species
jewel cichlid - i wouldnt, but it could work just fine, i wouldnt because it is african,
midas - *** seen flowerhorns live great with parrots, as parrots dont give in to stress to easily, so this may be ok.
convicts - will be fine
JD - should be ok
wolf cichlid - no
royal knife - no
clown knife - no
needlenose Gar - i wouldnt, but only because when there are chased the freak out and whack there nose on the glass, and the possibility of breaking there nose is high.
tinfoil barbs - should be fine
oscars - again, should work out great with Blood parrots.
 

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so a midis cihlid would be great with parrots the madis cichilid id about 3-5 inches long and my parrots are 2-3 inches will a madis and 3 parrots live together in a 55 gallon

also will a any of the others that are ok live with them in a 55 gallon
 

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a 55g is way too small for a midas and 3 bp's.
 

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which one would be good then in a 55 gallon mabye the pike cichlid or if i raise a red devil from a baby with them will it work
 

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a red devil would be too big for a 55g, and it depends on what species of pike cichlid you want to get. A belly crawler could work, or even a dwarf green. I would look in the profiles section of this site and try to find one that doesn't get too big.
 

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well i had to move my 3 bp becouse i got a great deal on a pair of jaguars only 50 bucks for a bredding pair so now i need to move them into my 55 gallon so what will work with my bps

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oooook, so out of what you listed id say the following would work

Smaller Growing pike cichlids (Max 6")
jewel cichlid
convicts.
 

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So now you are asking: What would work with 3 parrots in a 55g, right?

I would vote for the jewel or the convict. Mostly because you just don't have much room left. You might just be best leaving the 3 in the 55 by themselves.
 

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Once the BP's hit 6" they're gonna need the 55 pretty much to themselves. You should be able to keep a few cons or jewels with them until then.
 

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Most of the commonly available pikes reach anywhere from 12"-18" and would make mincemeat of those fake cichlids ya got! :D

If you want to try a smaller pike, I'd search out Crenicichla sp "Belly Crawler" which is a very common pike, mellower, stays in the 6"-8" range, and since stays on the bottom won't come into as much conflict with them.

Most pikes will outgrow a 55 fairly quickly. The other smaller one to look for would be Cr. proteus, but while they stay 6"-8" as well, the will probably bully the fake parrots.
 

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Nighthawk said:
Once the BP's hit 6" they're gonna need the 55 pretty much to themselves. You should be able to keep a few cons or jewels with them until then.
honestly i disagree, i would say some convicts or jewels will be fine with 3 parrots in a 55 permanently, not to say it is ideal, but i would say it is not over stocking either.
 

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I wouldn't add anything besides maybe a school of big tetras to a 55 gallon with three BPs. They do get good sized and if they end up pairing off they can be very territorial.
 

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will a flower horn work and here is what the pike cichlid looked like

the first pic

thank how many jewels /cons can i have plz give me numbers of both
 

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gage said:
Nighthawk said:
Once the BP's hit 6" they're gonna need the 55 pretty much to themselves. You should be able to keep a few cons or jewels with them until then.
honestly i disagree, i would say some convicts or jewels will be fine with 3 parrots in a 55 permanently, not to say it is ideal, but i would say it is not over stocking either.
I respectfully disagree with your disagreement. :lol: I think there is going to be some violence in that tank. Lots of stress and injuries. I like westwood's suggestion. Some big tetras like the emperors and maybe a school of small cories.
 

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No one's saying you can't have them. I'm going by my personal experience with these fish. That doesn't mean that you'll have the same experience. You may get lucky and everything will be ok. But, I'm betting the opposite will happen if you continue with your original plan.

Keep an eye on craigslist and find yourself a used 125 gallon tank. You and your fishy's will be alot happier. :D
 

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Nighthawk said:
gage said:
Nighthawk said:
Once the BP's hit 6" they're gonna need the 55 pretty much to themselves. You should be able to keep a few cons or jewels with them until then.
honestly i disagree, i would say some convicts or jewels will be fine with 3 parrots in a 55 permanently, not to say it is ideal, but i would say it is not over stocking either.
I respectfully disagree with your disagreement. :lol: I think there is going to be some violence in that tank. Lots of stress and injuries. I like westwood's suggestion. Some big tetras like the emperors and maybe a school of small cories.
:lol: maybe i should be a little more specific, it all depends on the fact of if your parrots will tolerate other fish, *** had very peaceful parrots, and *** had crazy parrots, it really does depend all on your parrots. but i dunno if i would go cories with a full grown parrot, as cories do stay rather small and my parents had to remove theres away from there parrots for that reason. id say as far as catfish try pictus or something of that sort over the cories, or give the cories a lot of hiding places. as far as large tetras, *** always really loved Bleeding heart tetras, they grow large and are quick, serpaes are pretty nice, if you like the dark look black skirts are good to. im not really disagreeing with your statement about the parrots needing the tank to them self, i stated that wrong, im more or less saying that they may or may not depending on your parrot.
 
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