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kid_fishboy13
10-06-2007, 01:36 AM
im saving up for a 300gal and im trying to think of what im gunna put on it. i definately want an oscar. i also want to put something else in with it

heres my list:
more oscars
1 convict
red devil
jack dempsey
green terror

im open to all suggestions. any combination of the fish on the list will do but id like 1 of each species. would this be ok? also im putting a common/rhino pleco in with them.
ps suggestions on filtration are warmly welcomed

cocoa_pleco
10-06-2007, 02:23 AM
a couple of rena XP3? (the rena canister for 400g) would be good for filtration, and as long as the pleco is fullgrown he'll be fine with the other fish

gm72
10-06-2007, 02:25 AM
Fluval FX5 times 2! :scool:

kid_fishboy13
10-06-2007, 02:28 AM
so are they all COMPATABLE? IM JUST WONDERING IF AN OSCAR AND A CONVICT OR SOMETHING WILL EAT EACH OTHER

edit: oops hit caps lock(hangs head in embarrassment)

Nick89
10-06-2007, 02:32 AM
i dont think you'd need a 300 gallon for them type of fish. i think a 125-150 would be good. Again i could be wrong.

cocoa_pleco
10-06-2007, 02:41 AM
i have my oscar and a rare white convict together and theyre fine

youre stocking sounds fine

squirt_12
10-06-2007, 02:43 AM
That sounds like it is going to be a nice tank when you get it finished. Good luck...keep us posted.

Nick89
10-06-2007, 02:46 AM
If you are getting a 300 gallon tank, you should get a peacock bass. You could decorate to its natural habitat, and that would be awesome. You could probaby put one of those fish in there but if when the bass got bigger he'd eat it.

gm72
10-06-2007, 03:07 AM
A peacock bass in a 300 gallon tank? Are you KIDDING?

Needs a far larger capacity.

cocoa_pleco
10-06-2007, 03:17 AM
A peacock bass in a 300 gallon tank? Are you KIDDING?

Needs a far larger capacity.


lol, yeah, you would need about 15x a 300g for one

Nick89
10-06-2007, 03:22 AM
A peacock bass in a 300 gallon tank? Are you KIDDING?

Needs a far larger capacity.


Well jeez, I was just going by what some websites said. But again I know it could be wrong. I'll try to research a little more before posting an answer.

deckard_wa
10-06-2007, 07:17 AM
I reckon that'd be a nicely stocked tank, providing you get all the fish as juvies and grow them up together. Make sure there's plenty of hiding places and things to break up sight lines and some wood for the pleco.

For filtration I'd go with a couple of FX5s or an FX5 and an Eheim Pro3 combo

Oh and you'd definately need the full 300g for all those fish

Dave66
10-06-2007, 08:05 AM
im saving up for a 300gal and im trying to think of what im gunna put on it. i definately want an oscar. i also want to put something else in with it

heres my list:
more oscars
1 convict
red devil
jack dempsey
green terror

im open to all suggestions. any combination of the fish on the list will do but id like 1 of each species. would this be ok? also im putting a common/rhino pleco in with them.
ps suggestions on filtration are warmly welcomed

You could keep six to eight Oscars in your 300. Adult Oscars are mellow with fish too large to eat, and would be dominated by the Dempsey, Devil and Green Terror. Half-dozen Severums would work. Two or three dozen Silver Dollars would add glitter.
Bogwood and stones would be the decoration, as plants, plastic or live, would be dug up daily.

Dave

kid_fishboy13
10-06-2007, 01:46 PM
yeah the oscars at my lfs are constantly giving the employees headaches because of that. my pleco would eat the plants before the oscars could dig em up though. would 5 oscars and a convict be good or would the convict be as bad as the devils? by the way thanks for the advice!

gm72
10-06-2007, 02:13 PM
Well jeez, I was just going by what some websites said.

What websites?

Nick89
10-06-2007, 11:34 PM
i think monster fish keepers.com, why?

gm72
10-07-2007, 12:10 AM
You are claiming information, I need to know from where it originated.

Nick89
10-07-2007, 12:17 AM
Oh, ok I also was reading through I think cichlid-forum .com and read something like a 240 gallon tank as a minimum, but I guess different people have different experiences.