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    Default new 45-50 gallon stocking ideas?

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    hey there guys, i rencently inhereted a 50 gallon tank, and want to run a showpiece tank, i currently have it empty, but is cycled, i will be putting a 6 inch female Jack dempsey in, along with a 4 inch red tailed shark, i was thinking something a little bit more agressive by maybe introducing two 2/12 inch, or 3 inch red bellied pirhanas. as well as a black ghost knife fish, this diversity in the tank is what i want, but i really want to run sand as a substrate, i also have a group of cons, one male 6 inches to 3 females about 4 inches, would a pair of these work as well?

    as for stocking properly, i realize these fish arent idealy kept with the ones ive mentioned, but if it would work that would be aweosme
    i also wouldnt mind a German blue ram

    any input would be great!

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    Hello DIM,ahh. well ,dempsey and convicts would work together with alot of bogwood and rockwork.Or convicts and a redtailed shark.Or maybe with hiding places galore,the ghost and redtailed shark.Rams would not work with any of these fish.The ghost will also need a bigger tank,as I have had one grow to 14 inches.

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    if i put the dempsey in, along with the cons, and red tailed, could 2 red belly pirhanas work with these, along with a group of dither fish?

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    No,too many fish in that sized tank.Two pirahna by themselves, yes.Two cons and red tailed shark with a few large buenos aires tetras,maybe.(OR sized equivelant schooling fish)

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    thanks for the help! ill keep the tank updated in this post with pics soon

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    Piranha especially Pygros are shoaling fish, they must be kept in a group of 6+. Considering they grow to 10" that is a difficult matter in tanks less than 125gallons. I would opt for a single convict instead of a pair...they are very aggressive with fry. Otherwise a female dempsey, and a convict should work out nicely...the RTBS may also work if you provided ample hiding space.
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    my tank is now UP AND RUNNING! so gar rtbs, jack dempsey and jewel are housed so far in my 40 galllon! pics soon! thinking about freshwater morey eel?

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