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I'm looking for ideas as to what to place in my 65 gallon tank. What i'm looking for is a single fish, or a small group......3, maybe 4. Anything you can suggest is appreciated.
 

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anyone?
 

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well for a specie tank then a oscar or midas or if u want 3 or 4 cichlids then go with africans and the type depends on ur likes. or breeding then go with jack demspeys
 

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I would do a pair of like cutteri and another smaller pair of centrals, like mexitico blues. Anything from the convict and firemouth groups really. Or rainbows.
 

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If you want a single fish I'd go with a midas or a flowerhorn.

If I was going to do a group I guess I might do sajicas...with a nice big school of larger tetras and some fancy plecos.
 

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How about this list....

Green Terror (false)
Jack Dempsey
Salvini
Oscar

Would i be able to mix any of these 2 in my tank, or would i just have to do a single fish?
 

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No one has anything to say?
 

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Mike,

IMO oscars get pretty big and I dont know how compatible it would be a salvini AND a JD and then trowing a green terror into the mix. But I am by no means an expert on any of these fish.

maybe some HRPs?

just my 3.5 cents worth
 

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Hey thanks for the response, i was just thinking of matching 2 of those fish at most, or doing just a single "wet pet" tank
 

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I say go with rainbow cichlids. small peaceful and breed well in crowded comditions because of how they live in nature, small pools with a high density.

O rainbow cichlids and sajicas. apair of each would be a nice setup with a scool of red tetras like serpeas. Oh an dimish lighting talk about colors. Both sets of cichlids change colors when breeding and the serpea tetras just look awsome with subdewd lighting.

Ppost pics when you get it up and running K? :D
 

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Oscar definitely cool. Maybe a couple sevrums.
 

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I was also thinking about just a green terror

BIGJAGLOVER,
That seems like an interesting tank too, i'll have to research the fish a little more.
 

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Salvini and an EBJD would be nice.

Or an FM pair with the Salvini as fry control (something I'd like to try).

Sajica/Rainbow pairs and tetra school sound good too.
 

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Hey AfricanMike,

Do you have one or two favorites out of that list you mentioned?
If you could name one or two 'must-haves' out of those fish, it would be easier for folks to make recommendations based on that.

BV
 

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Actually, my 2 "favorites" would be the green terror and oscar, i like the looks of both and i like that they're carnivores.........basically, i want 1 or 2 large fish that i can give feeders to on occasion cause i love to watch their hunting skills :popcorn: , but i dont want something thats gonna cause a blood bath, lol i.e. piranha :eek: An oscar is always a fun option, but i was just looking for something a little different. I got into this hobby cause of my dad and brother, they've had numerous aquariums when i was growing up and usually it was an oscar, so for me an oscar is kinda the norm, but as stated, always a good option. Just looking for something a little different, especially since i just got out of mbuna.

I should also add that i have a 29L that i was thinking of putting a pair of convicts in for my own feeders when they start to breed.
 

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Does that help?
 

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Personally speaking I'd go with a flowerhorn! Beautiful, aggressive fish - they are very bold and interact well with their owners. IME more so than an oscar which often have sulking sessions. Not that I don't love my oscar! But if I had to choose between the two of them I'd go with the FH just because she is so much bolder.
I had to comment about the rainbows being peaceful. Maybe some of them are but the ones I have are little terrors!! They have killed several small fish and torn each other up! No, not peaceful at all IMO!!
 

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i wasnt sure you could keep an FH in a 65 gallon, thats also a thought.........what are thoughts on a green terror, i hear alot of arguement with oscars and midas and FH now, but really nothing on the green terror, thanks for all the responses :thumb:
 
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