Overstocking/Introducing New Fish... ADVICE NEEDED - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Overstocking/Introducing New Fish... ADVICE NEEDED

Overstocking/Introducing New Fish... ADVICE NEEDED

This is a discussion on Overstocking/Introducing New Fish... ADVICE NEEDED within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> Originally Posted by Tazman You would have to be careful to only quarantine one type of fish at a time. Because of the aggressive ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Oscar
Oscar
Electric Yellow Cichlids
Electric Yellow Cichlids
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Overstocking/Introducing New Fish... ADVICE NEEDED
Old 03-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #11
 
1077's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tazman View Post
You would have to be careful to only quarantine one type of fish at a time. Because of the aggressive fish you have, quarantining a mix of fish will cause a lot of aggression in a 55g tank.

Patience is going to be the key if you want to make this work with the fish you already have.
I agree, is why I suggest moving the present fish in 55 gal,a few at a time, to the new larger tank.(with seed material from 55 gal)
Then,, adding a mix of fish to the 55 gal for quarantine, would be no different than adding them to any other tank.
I personally would not mix females and male cichlids in same tank due to inherent agrression when fishes become sexually mature.
Many young juvenile cichlids, such as those most often for sale, can be kept for a while with few issues.
It is when they become sexually mature that tensions build especially with females present.

Last edited by 1077; 03-13-2012 at 07:58 AM..
1077 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 08:22 AM   #12
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1077 View Post
I agree, is why I suggest moving the present fish in 55 gal,a few at a time, to the new larger tank.(with seed material from 55 gal)
Then,, adding a mix of fish to the 55 gal for quarantine, would be no different than adding them to any other tank.
I personally would not mix females and male cichlids in same tank due to inherent agrression when fishes become sexually mature.
Many young juvenile cichlids, such as those most often for sale, can be kept for a while with few issues.
It is when they become sexually mature that tensions build especially with females present.
Totally agree on everything you said. The male to female ratio is extremely important if the OP (original poster) wanted to keep male and female and/or didnt know the sex of the current fish.

A male tank with those fish would be hormone central and no if or buts would ABSOLUTELY need the 55g setup and running for some time to remove fish to that simply do not get along.

The male auratus alone once mature and in breeding mode could very easily wipe out an entire 125g tank overnight and be happily swimming around by itself in the morning. The auratus alone if wanted to be kept in male and female would NEED 1 male to at least 7-8 female, anything smaller and it will chase the females to death.

My male auratus when I had him was quite happily chasing my 12" Venustus around
Tazman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 08:33 AM   #13
 
1077's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tazman View Post
Totally agree on everything you said. The male to female ratio is extremely important if the OP (original poster) wanted to keep male and female and/or didnt know the sex of the current fish.

A male tank with those fish would be hormone central and no if or buts would ABSOLUTELY need the 55g setup and running for some time to remove fish to that simply do not get along.

The male auratus alone once mature and in breeding mode could very easily wipe out an entire 125g tank overnight and be happily swimming around by itself in the morning. The auratus alone if wanted to be kept in male and female would NEED 1 male to at least 7-8 female, anything smaller and it will chase the females to death.

My male auratus when I had him was quite happily chasing my 12" Venustus around
Yes,, I often feel for those who decide to go with african cichlids for those tanks marked ..'mixed africans" are usually just that, a mixture of cross bred ,inbred fishes that may have behaivors unexplainable.
I might look to breeder's of fishes that interested me, or aquabid, to maybe have better chance at quality fishes that are a little more predictable, and less genetic variation.
I began keeping Africans many moons ago but grew tired of watching the constant changing dynamics in the tank, and fishes with fins in various stages of disrepair ,wounds,cowering fishes, all out lethal battles, but they are pretty fish in their own right and I understand more about them now,than when I was a kid.
1077 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 08:36 AM   #14
 
Tazman's Avatar
 
One of the best cichlid suppliers in the states. Here

I cannot use them as they do not ship to Canada but plenty of people I know use them and he always has quality fish.
Tazman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #15
 
Egrant's Avatar
 
Well that sux! i was going to get rid of my male auratus but now it sounds like i should get rid of all of them and start over with haps and peacocks......

I will be useing all the filter media, water and all the substrate when i set the tank up this weekend. The 55 will become a new home for the community fish in the 25G.

AGH, What to do what to do
Egrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed before I rescue fish GwenInNM Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 02-27-2011 06:11 PM
Angel Fish Advice Needed FishMad Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 12-09-2010 12:01 PM
Urgent advice needed. My fish are all displaying signs of being itchy FishMad Tropical Fish Diseases 4 10-20-2010 07:34 AM
Advice needed JackBauer Aquarium Photography 6 05-26-2007 11:18 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 PM.