08-12-2012, 12:16 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Advice Please - Fish for New Tank
First time posting on the board. I used to own fish a long time ago and now want to start again. I'm leaning towards getting a 75G (48"X18") tank and am trying to figure out what fish to put in it.
I really like the severum, but after doing some googling and reading posts on various boards I'm concerned that it isn't big enough. Any thoughts on this?
How would a mix of Angels, Blue Acara, hatchets, and corys work in terms of compatibility (both aggression and water conditions)?
Thanks for letting me pick you brain.
08-12-2012, 05:02 AM #2
while i'm not sure of the hatchets a 75 is great for a small school of angels and corys...i say small because they can get aggressive when breeding and you'll need room to keep them apart.. my 75 was angels i had 6 in it with a few other fish corys and a few small plecosThe only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
RIP Roscoe. We will meet again Bug.
08-12-2012, 05:08 AM #3
08-13-2012, 01:28 AM #4
I like the Angel fish idea.
08-13-2012, 07:57 PM #5
A single severum would be fine in a 75g tank. They have a smaller bioload than an oscar with at minimum needs a 55g, with a 75g being ideal. I would be concerned about adding a second severum because they like to bully each other.
A blue acara would work, needing only 30g to itself, thereby leaving you with 45g to play with. So you could stick in a couple of angels with the blue acara. The blue acara tends to stay mid to bottom, whereas the angels stay mid to top.
Adding a school of 6 cories to the blue acara and angels is doable, but you have to watch your nitrates, and do a 50% water change at 20ppm. Liquid test kits like the API freshwater master test kit is a must to maintain a healthy aquarium.
I would suggest a sand substrate of less than 2" for the cories rather than gravel if you decide to add them.
08-13-2012, 08:22 PM #6
A blue acara and an angel together?Question,wouldn't the acara kick the @%&# out of the angel?
08-13-2012, 11:06 PM #7
As long as it is a pure blue acara and not a green terror x blue acara mix. They are pretty mellow in a large enough tank, and 75 if plenty of room.