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Hey,

In addition to stocking my new 125 gal, see thread here -
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=169330

I need some recommendations for something to finish off my 75 gal stock list.

Current inhabitants:

3 juvie white calvus (1")
1 juvie neo. brichardi (1")
3 syno. eupterus
14 young cyps
1 yellow lab
adding 5 multis this weekend

I'd like to add one more species of fish. The tank has plenty of filtration and a steady water change routine.

What would you add?
 

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i would take the eupterus out since those get ver big and replace them with
either some multipunctatus or petricolas.

and a pair of Caudopunctatus :)
 

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:oops: With your current concerns about fish health, I wouldn't be adding anything to that tank. :roll:

Wait it out, see what's going on, and then we can talk about adding more fish.

stslimited84 said:
Hey,

In addition to stocking my new 125 gal, see thread here -
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... p?t=169330

I need some recommendations for something to finish off my 75 gal stock list.

Current inhabitants:

3 juvie white calvus (1")
1 juvie neo. brichardi (1")
3 syno. eupterus
14 young cyps
1 yellow lab
adding 5 multis this weekend

I'd like to add one more species of fish. The tank has plenty of filtration and a steady water change routine.

What would you add?
 

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I always though that brichardis were to agressive for a community?? :-?
 

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CichlidAndrew said:
I always though that brichardis were to agressive for a community?? :-?
Hmmm, I was under the impression that breeding brichardis are too aggressive for a community.
 

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triscuit said:
:oops: With your current concerns about fish health, I wouldn't be adding anything to that tank. :roll:

Wait it out, see what's going on, and then we can talk about adding more fish.
I know that. Dont worry. I can still plan for after the situation is sorted out tho. Nothing wrong with planning ahead. I've had a new development with the lab. I'll post it on that thread.

I've found that a lone brichardi is ok. Its once they pair up that they become terrors in the tank.
 

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.... adding 5 multis this weekend
Hey, no offense meant... it just sounded like you were adding more fish right away. :wink:

After things have been stable for 6-8 weeks, I would be tempted to add a pair of L. buescheri. :thumb:
 

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triscuit said:
stslimited84 said:
.... adding 5 multis this weekend
Hey, no offense meant... it just sounded like you were adding more fish right away. :wink:

After things have been stable for 6-8 weeks, I would be tempted to add a pair of L. buescheri. :thumb:
Hey triscuit,

dont worry, im not offended and i didnt mean for it to seem like I was. Sometimes online the right emotions arent portrayed by the text.

No worries :thumb:

I appreciate the feedback. I also didnt mean to put adding the multis this weekend in there, but didnt get a chance to edit the post.

I'll def look into the l. buescheri. Any other species you might recommend?

Thanks as always! :)
 

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GOBIES

They'd be a nice addition to your tank. You'd need to take their dietary requirements in to consideration, but that's easily done with NLS.

So, gobies, or beuscheri, or a small julidochromis. I am thinking of relatively peaceful fish with small footprint requirements. Definately get the multies when your tank is settled... I love watching my colonies and their soap opera drama. :D
 

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triscuit said:
GOBIES

They'd be a nice addition to your tank. You'd need to take their dietary requirements in to consideration, but that's easily done with NLS.

So, gobies, or beuscheri, or a small julidochromis. I am thinking of relatively peaceful fish with small footprint requirements. Definately get the multies when your tank is settled... I love watching my colonies and their soap opera drama. :D
which species of goby would you recommend? How many should I get to start? :popcorn:
 

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Start with 5-6 of whichever you can get your hands on. :lol: I keep E. cyanostictus and find them very easy going and pugnacious enough to withstand heartier tankmates. Since they don't claim a territory but roam the whole tank, I think gobies would be a very nice addition to your tank... they are very good neighbors to other species.
 

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triscuit said:
Start with 5-6 of whichever you can get your hands on. :lol: I keep E. cyanostictus and find them very easy going and pugnacious enough to withstand heartier tankmates. Since they don't claim a territory but roam the whole tank, I think gobies would be a very nice addition to your tank... they are very good neighbors to other species.
From what I've read, I'll eventually have to remove the extras after a pair forms? Is that correct?

If I can get a probable pair should I just get them, or get 5-6 of them? :popcorn:
 

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Goby divorces are frequent and often homicidal. I strongly suggest that unless you can see the proven pair in their home environment, it's not worth buying just a pair. Get a group and let them decide who's worth shacking up with. Yes, the extras should be removed after a pair has formed.
 
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