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Old 07-11-2011, 09:41 AM   #11
 
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Here are some photos....

Can I keep any of them????
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:48 AM   #12
 
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Ok now can anyone give me a decent ID? I assume they are juveniles... maybe not full color yet? And I will be adding more "cave" material and rocks .... for now I just want them calmed and learn about them. I have never had any of these unless the striped one is a convict but he looks different than what I have had in the past.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:05 AM   #13
 
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Ok now I can see a lot better what they are. The first two fish look to be jewel cichlids. The fish in the next 2 pictures are jags and some kind of peacock female. Honestly unless you have a huge tank I would ditch the jags. They get to 16" and are nasty fish. If they don't kill your tankmates they will eat them eventually. They are a large growing guapote from central america and are huge fish eaters. 3 especially can cause problems since one may get bullied badly.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:22 AM   #14
 
Yeah I would get rid of all the cichilids
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:23 AM   #15
 
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That would mean none of them are Jack Dempseys as the gifting husband thought and was so sure???

So the three are jaguars then? From what I read even the larger tank my brother in law was going to give me is still too small. So will have to find another home for them.

Would the jewels and peacock be ok in the same tank? And what would be minimum size for just them? I do have a juvenile common pleco in the tank (40 long) I know will eventually outgrow the tank.

Will any of them be ok in a 40L or 20 by themselves or by mates?
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:52 AM   #16
 
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I believe you could keep the jewels and peacock female(the one you thought was a convict) in a 40 and they should be fine. The only thing I could worry about is aggression between the jewel cichlids as they can be a little on the aggressive side so just watch for that. You could keep 1 jewel in a 20L atleast for a good while but I think a 3ft tank would fit them better.

There are defiantly no jack dempsey's in that mix if that is all the fish you got pictured above.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #17
 
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Then the two Jewels (unknown sex) and the possible female peacock are ok in with a pleco as the sole inhabitants of the 40 g long tank? Or should I remove the peacock to my 20 gallon high?

If I move the peacock after the quarantee is over are there any other possible inhabitants for the tank or just her? Was going to use it for a fry tank if I got any.

I have three other 10 gallon tanks currently housing, mickey mouse platty, blue tuxedo guppy, gold-dust mollie with fry.

Then a 5 gallon?? quarantee tank of "fancy guppy" which I don't know variety. He said probably neons. And currently the 4 cora.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:23 PM   #18
 
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You may be able to add a few more peacocks of the same species. But because almost all female peacock cichlids look the same, finding the particular species without correct labeling is very hard. Adding any other largish fish would cause problems. You have a very unusual mix of fish so I cannot predict how the aggression will play out. I would not put the peacock in the 20 these guys like to swim. I think the jewels and the peacock should be fine in the 40 but the pleco will defiantly eventually need a bigger tank.. Common plecos get HUGE! I would honestly get rid of it unless you plan to upgrade to a tank in the 100 gallon range. These guys can hit 2ft and emit a MASSIVE bioload.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:55 PM   #19
 
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yeah the only LFS wanted the pleco a bit larger before taking it.

So my plan submitted for approval:
Trade off the Jaguars?

Keep the two jewels? and possibly the peacock for my 40 gallon long for now. May still get my brother in laws larger tank.

Change filters in the 20 for different type and put in sand and the cory 4. Add another one or two like the single one if I can find one. Add a couple of my live bearers.

Split a few of the other live bearers and guppies into the other 3 10 gallon tanks and save the 5 for quarantee or fry tank.
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:19 PM   #20
 
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^Sounds like a plan
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