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.
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 opcorn: , but i dont want something thats gonna cause a blood bath, lol i.e. piranha 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.
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!!
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: