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melder
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 5:00 pm Reply with quote
New Member Joined: 19 Oct 2006 Posts: 2 Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Hello

I have a 75 Gallon tank setup with a WetDry filter made for a 100 Gallon Saltwater setup. I think I should have enough filtration and tank size.

What I want todo is keep a tiger Oscar, an albino Oscar and a Flower horn(hopefully male), and if it can be done Id like to keep one more large agressive fish maybe another FH. Can this be done? All the fish would be placed in the tank at the sametime, and al would be about 2" to 3" in length when placed in the tank. The tank will be setup for them, with large rocks, some drift wood, and live plants until they start to destroy them.

Please let me know if these fish will grow up together and get along, and if not what fish could be kept with an FH.

Thanks
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Ozzy
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:13 am Reply with quote
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Filtration sounds good for the tank but the tank itself limits the number of large cichlids to 2. I personally would go with 1 Oscar and an FH. If you do enough weekly water changes you might get away with a pleco

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melder
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:09 am Reply with quote
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I have kept much more than 2 large cichlids in a 40Gallon Breeder tank, which I really think was a 50gallon breeder, but was told it was a 40. It ws years and years ago....but I had an oversized wetdry on it too...and I kept at one point 6 adult oscars in the tank, before moving two out to a 55, and keeping 4 in the 40/50. Lived great for years, always healthy, but I did water changes weekly, and watched my levels on everything weekly if not more.

But I think I will take your advice and stick to two in this tank. I wish I had more room for a larger tank, like a 150 or 180 would be real nice....but maybe in my next house.

I was worried the FH would hurt or even kill the oscar. The gut at the local fish store, said an FH would kill an oscar, but I have ready differently on the web. Then I found this place. Which I will become much more active on over the next few months and years.

Thanks! Great site!!
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Ozzy
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 1:53 am Reply with quote
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melder wrote:
I have kept much more than 2 large cichlids in a 40Gallon Breeder tank, which I really think was a 50gallon breeder, but was told it was a 40. It ws years and years ago....but I had an over sized wetdry on it too...and I kept at one point 6 adult Oscars in the tank, before moving two out to a 55, and keeping 4 in the 40/50. Lived great for years, always healthy, but I did water changes weekly, and watched my levels on everything weekly if not more.

Times in fish keeping have really changed, even in the last 8 years. I remember swearing by UGF's and how they were an essential for fish tanks. Now I don't even bother buying one because I know they don't to as much good as they are coveted to have. Also the 1" of fish per gallon is a rule that everyone thought was reasonable. I wonder what I am doing wrong this moment that in 10 years I will say: "I cant believe I used to ......" Laughing

melder wrote:

But I think I will take your advice and stick to two in this tank. I wish I had more room for a larger tank, like a 150 or 180 would be real nice....but maybe in my next house.

You just made my day. Many people wont pay any attention at the advice I try to give.

I will always dream of a 240 or more myself Very Happy


melder wrote:

I was worried the FH would hurt or even kill the Oscar. The gut at the local fish store, said an FH would kill an Oscar, but I have ready differently on the web.

Aggression might be a problem (although I doubt it). IF you do have aggression probs, then just make a separator (Just ask me and I will dig up some plans of a great DIY separator

melder wrote:
Then I found this place. Which I will become much more active on over the next few months and years.
Thanks! Great site!!
I hope to see you around.

And I almost forgot WELCOME Very Happy

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f1shyl0ver
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:41 pm Reply with quote
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I completly agree with ozzy.

75 is just enough room.

Not only for the fact of space but for bio-load issues as well .
With a tank this size, and the size of the two fish, once they hit maturity one will try to dominate the tank..this is when you will notice some aggression.


Make sure that you are keeping you nitrates below 20ppm.
With this set up water quality will be very important.

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spaceman
Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 1:20 am Reply with quote
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i totally agree with fisheylover. but if i may add that a overcrowded tank will result in stunted fish. we all love to see pics of 13" plus Midas right? well i bet these fish weren't in no 55 or 75 for that matter. although fish seem healthy and all water parameters are good fish just don't seem to reach their full growth potential imo.

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