Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
414 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey, I am planning on getting a 75 gallon central american cichlid tank. Here are the list of fish...

1 Texas cichlid
1 Jack Dempsey
2 Male convicts
1 pictus
1 pleco
1 tire track eel
maybe 3 silver dollars

I was wondering If I could start these fish in a 29 gallon aquarium first until I get the money for the 75. I have a 29 gallon tank with community fish from the americas so the water parameters will be the same. But im selling the community fish. What do ya guys think? :-?

Anything wrong with the list please tell me! I am new to aggressive cichlids but not new to fish keeping.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,338 Posts
Yes, unfortunately there is something wrong. Let me explain... Actually it can be summed up in one quote I use all the time. Buy the tank, then the fish. Simply because life's what happens when you're making other plans.

The point is things happen, and if you truely want these fiah you have listed then sell the 29, and put it towards a 75. You and your fish will be much happier in the long run. I'm speaking from experience on this... A few years back I was in an apartment. I was also looking at houses. I made the mistake of going to the fish store and buying a TON of fish expecting to be moved in a month as my offer on a house was accepted. Then it didn't go through due to their breech of contract and I was stuck with 4-55's, a 75, a few 20's a 15 and a couple of tens set up in a 600 square foot apt. Meanwhile a 185 and 240 sat idle in the storage unit. I ended up losing a bunch of fish from aggression not matter how I switched them up or moved them around. ( I also had a pile of smaller tanks in the storage unit to that I simply didn't have room for!)

I was stuck in that apt for six more months signing a month to month lease because every house I looked at sold almost instantly :x

See what I mean by life's what happens when you're making other plans?

I hope this helps... and oh yeah, I'm not to sure how well the eel would do... :)

TFG :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,617 Posts
ditto exactly what TFG said, but about the eel, i keep mine with very aggressive fish non problems, they dont bother him, he dont bother them. hes a 12" Black Spotted Eel, cant find the scientific name. my mom has a tire track eel with a female Jag, a Siamese tiger datnoid, etc. and again, no problems, my black spotted is kept with a flowerhorn, Mayan, and fish of the sort, but i agree,
buy the tank, then the fish
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
414 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
wow tahnks alot you guys. it's really great that I can ask questions and get helpful aanswers. Thank you so much TFG I really apreciate the advice and I plan on doing exactly what you suggested.

oh and thank you gage for the info about the eel. I've asked others but not many keep eels.

again thank you all for all the advice!!! :thumb:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
829 Posts
rrcoolj said:
wow tahnks alot you guys. it's really great that I can ask questions and get helpful aanswers. Thank you so much TFG I really apreciate the advice and I plan on doing exactly what you suggested.

oh and thank you gage for the info about the eel. I've asked others but not many keep eels.

again thank you all for all the advice!!! :thumb:
This is what makes the interwebz so great. TheFishGuy gave great advice. He gave a great example of why not to depend on the "I'll get a bigger tank later" idea. Good on you TFG. :thumb:
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top