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Thread: Scotti Needs Opinions Guys
06-15-2012, 10:42 PM #1
Scotti Needs Opinions Guys
The situation - I have 2 tanks, 42G 48G. My 48G has a gold severum of approx 3inches long, my 42G had a firemouth of 3inches. After getting an Agassizii I moved the firemouth to the 48G.
The problem is that the firemouth is easily overpowering my severum and is chasing and hassling it relentlessly. I mean really pounding down on him. Someone has to go and that's where I need some help, advice and opinions from you guys
I have 3 options:
1) Rehome the severum to my lfs
2) Rehome my firemouth to my lfs
3) Rehome both to lfs and swap them for 4-6 juvenile firemouths to try and get a pair.
Rehoming the sev will bring down the bioload on the tank considerably, but the actions of the firemouth tell me that there's zero chance of introducing any other cichlids to the tank if he's still in it.
Would a breeding pair of firemouths be suitable in my 48G? Only other inhabitants are varios catfish and tetras.
The tornado that's being kicked up in the tank is killing me and I hate seeing any of my fish stressed but unfortunately someone needs to go. So what's my best option? 1 2 or 3?
Thanks guysMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
06-15-2012, 10:54 PM #2
You could do a breeding pair of FM in a 48g. As far as which option is the best, which fish do you like best?Originally Posted by i_am_511
06-15-2012, 11:04 PM #3
I'm very attached to the FM seeing as I got it when it was under an inch in size, but the severum just has a certain grace about it which I like. I think getting a breeding pair may be my best bet so I can raise some more firemouths.
Hard descision thoughMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
06-15-2012, 11:04 PM #4
I would be inclined to start over [My best option], But only you know where you want to take this tank my man [Your best option].
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06-15-2012, 11:20 PM #5
Sounds to me like you NEED another tank!~Manna
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06-15-2012, 11:26 PM #6
I do quite frankly NEED another tank or two unfortunately that isn't going to be an option in the near futureMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
06-15-2012, 11:52 PM #7
LOL, I always have a tough time making choices like that.
I think 850 summed it up best. You can make those options work, you know what your doing. It all boils down to what you want to be looking at when your enjoying your tankIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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06-16-2012, 12:14 AM #8
Thanks for your opinions and advice so far. I really love my current firemouth and I'm quite chuffed of how great it looks, knowing I raised it from a baby, but I feel 1 firemouth in that tank will get lost easily. I am really leaning towards starting fresh now. Will be fun having some juveniles and then breeding them will give me even more experience in a fish I love having.
Will be sad to see them both go but I know it needs done, they are really going at it. Tomorrow morning and they will be on their way I think.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
06-16-2012, 12:52 AM #9
Chuffed? What is chuffed?~Manna
120 gallon FW bowfront in progress
06-16-2012, 01:24 AM #10
0Chuffed? What is chuffed?
I agree -- new beginnings!!