Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 35 of 35
  1. #31

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4,413

    Awards Showcase

    It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA 
    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    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.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  2. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    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

  3. #33

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    4,413

    Awards Showcase

    It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA 
    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    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.

    http://www.cichlidae.com/article.php?id=308
    Last edited by Sandz; 05-22-2014 at 07:55 PM.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    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

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    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:

    1m FM
    1fm HRP
    1fm Nic
    2m rainbows
    3fm rainbows (I may not get so lucky as to be able to get the genders I want, but this would be the hope)

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •