I have no personal experience with umbie and I think probably few who frquent this forum do either. But me, personally I would attempt to house fish with it; don't think its all that different, longterm, then housing fish with a dovii. But with 1000 gallon on stand by, you got an awesome set up :thumb:trimac said:You folks think it is possible to put anything else? I do have a 1032 gallon pond on stand by!
No they definately wouldn't get eaten. Yes, they are definately a lot smaller, then dovii or umbie but do get to a good size. I've had 2 males get 8", the first male I had for about 4 years; lost it when a valve let go on an automatic water changing sysyem that I had set too high, that I use to use. It was a very large fish for 8", super deep bodied and thick. One female salvini survived the hot water when the valve let go, and I had her for over 5 yrs.; she died, along with her young mate, when I moved, in a tote I had set up. She was 7 1/2" and very thick, though not deep bodied like a male. She had paired up with a young male ( possibly her son?) who also got to 8" but was much smaller at the younger age he was, then his dad. This pair had no problem, whatsoever, defending space from a young 12-13" dovii in a 6 ft. 180 gal. This pair's son, who is currently 7 5/8", coexisted fine with the same male dovii who tolerated him in a 180 gal. - that is until the sal got caught for the second time eating the dovii's fry and I had to remove him.trimac said:don't you folks think that a Salvini would get eaten?? Though I really love Salvini-beauty of a fish but I worry about total size compared to the other two fish?