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post #1 of 16 Old 03-07-2008, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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i need help asap please

i have a 55 gal and have a green terror and a firemouth i dont know what to do the green terror is the boss in the tank and anytime he sees the firemouth he chases him around im scared he might stress him out and kill him so my question is what should i do? 1.but dithers/targets to distract the green terror i might get like tiger barbs 2.get more cichlids like more firemouths about 2 more or get convicts or somthing 3.get rid of one of them it might be the firemouth. what should i do please help me thanks for you answers.

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post #2 of 16 Old 03-07-2008, 08:12 PM
if you are running air stones stop and put them elsewhere(filter)
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post #3 of 16 Old 03-07-2008, 08:40 PM
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Green terrors don't normally like friends in the tank. It might very well be one or the other. Do you have plants in there? Is there pleanty of places for the firemouth to hide? Does each of them have thier own territories?

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post #4 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 02:36 AM
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how big are they?

a 55 is the MINIMUM tank size for just 1 Gold Saum with no tank mates, if he is big you would not have much luck putting any fish in with him with a tank that size, if he is only small then you have a Green TERROR that lives up to the name, if i was going to try other fish in with him to curb his aggression I would go with more Cichlids, my Gold Saum only botherd with other Cichlids so adding other non Cichlids might be a pointless exercise.

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post #5 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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hey guys thanks yeah they have plenty of plants and hiding places.i think he is living his name out he is only 2.5 in



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a 55 is the MINIMUM tank size for just 1 Gold Saum with no tank mates, if he is big you would not have much luck putting any fish in with him with a tank that size, if he is only small then you have a Green TERROR that lives up to the name, if i was going to try other fish in with him to curb his aggression I would go with more Cichlids, my Gold Saum only botherd with other Cichlids so adding other non Cichlids might be a pointless exercise

what do you mean by adding non cichlids like catfish?

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10 gallon (soon to be)
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3-puffers
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post #6 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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what if i add a texas cichlid how will that be?

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post #7 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 11:32 AM
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No Texas Cichlid. That will easily get 12-14" long. How could he turn around in a 55G tank if it is only 12" deep?
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post #8 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 11:43 AM
There is a reason the the fish is called a Green Terror. You will not be able to add any fish while it is in the tank, he has to go. These fish are very aggressive. Even for a cichlid. Firemouths area moderately aggressive cichlid. It would be like Mohammed Ali climbing into the ring with Lupin. lol Big mismatch!! lol Nix the Terror.
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post #9 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 11:48 AM
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IMHO a green terror gets to large for a 55g tank, stick with fish that stay smaller like convicts and the firemouth.
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post #10 of 16 Old 03-08-2008, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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ok no texas im going to be kepping green terror alone in the 55 how long does it take him to grow fully?

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