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05-22-2014, 05:24 PM #31
Jack dempsy if bought young can be great. I will share my personal set up: 6 geo's and EBJD that is 5in and 0 aggression. No dither fish at all. In fact the jack I have is a sweet heart. Now, there are definately fish that arent sweet hearts, its just based on temperment of the individual.
05-22-2014, 06:18 PM #32
I'm thinking that a JD is going to be a bit too big in the long run, as much as I love them. I'm leaning back toward my original idea of getting two red head geos (I'll try to snag up two that I see hanging out together in the fish store, how cool would it be to snag up a mated pair on the first go!), and maybe a female macaw and a rainbow cichlid (I hear they eat black beard algae!)
The geos will give my tank some activity without the hassle of two more fish that need territories, the female macaw will bring the color while staying to a manageable size, and the rainbow will bring the yellow and hopefully munch on some algae, while also staying pretty small and, from what I've read, maybe not care as much about territory either.
I played with the idea of finding a female FM for my male, but I think that's going to really limit my other numbers.
I think with this I probably won't need any dithers (may not be room) but I can always cross that path later if/when it comes around
05-22-2014, 06:49 PM #33
I would do at least 3,up to 5/6.. They dont do traditional mated pairs like a gbr or jack dempsy... They are mouth brooders. They will generally take whos available. I consider these schooling fish too... they do GREAT in large colonys... so thats where the 5/6 comes from.
Last edited by Sandz; 05-22-2014 at 06:55 PM.
05-22-2014, 07:39 PM #34
Cool, I can do that! How about 7...? 1 Firemouth (male), 1 HRP (female), 1 Macaw (female), 1 rainbow (male) and 3 geos (1m/2f)
...too many for 80g w/ 10g sump when all full grown?
I'm ditching the blue acara, btw
05-23-2014, 05:49 PM #35
I've been pretty ADD about this whole thing. I think I'm getting closer to a final stock list though. I'm leaning heavily toward more rainbows, and dropping the Geos altogether. Rainbows also like to be in groups, and will apparently be more apt to utilize the upper regions of the tank (which will be needed) so I'm considering going with adding the female nic, and upwards of 5 rainbows... this will make it a total of 8 fish, and I would certainly forego any dithers.
I'm thinking this will make for a very full tank once they all grow up, so maybe I should keep it to 3 rainbows? To re-cap what this stocklist would be:
3fm rainbows (I may not get so lucky as to be able to get the genders I want, but this would be the hope)