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fryup 07-02-2012 01:48 PM

firemouth tank mates??
 
Iv set up another tank :) ...tank 4
Im wanting firemouths. The tank is 4 ft by 2ft by 2ft what fish will happily live with them :):):)
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Phillip J 07-02-2012 06:53 PM

Wow thats over 90 gallons! There are alot of things you can keep with them ,but rember firemouth temperment is not the same for ever firemouth. I keep mind in a 75 gallon planted with rainbows,swordtails,2 keyhole cichlids,and a school of pictus with everthing going very well in my tank so far. I have also seen firemouths kept with other SA cichlids like green terrors,key holes,and convicts in a SA cichlid community. You could do somthing like that if you really love cichlids. Silver dollars go well with firemouths if you don't have plants (never kept them my self).

Crocer 07-07-2012 12:54 AM

sailfin mollies

fryup 07-09-2012 02:07 AM

Yh its custom made ...i was thinking firemouths convicts and sum bristlenose and maybe sum larger tetras ?? :):):)
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Captain Jim Dandy 07-09-2012 07:17 AM

I would say celestial pearls are out. I kinda like Black neons.

fryup 07-09-2012 07:30 AM

Yh black neons are a good size also Congo terra or even swordtails :):):)
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Byron 07-10-2012 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by fryup (Post 1146841)
Yh black neons are a good size also Congo terra or even swordtails :):):)
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I would only try the larger characins, and Black Neons do not fit this description.:lol: Congos have the size, but this is a very active fish, and if you read the Firemouth profile it mentions how shy these fish are, so boistrous tankmates is not a good match.

fryup 07-13-2012 02:23 AM

What other large tetras could you recommend ...i work in a pet shop so I can get them in :):):)
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Byron 07-13-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by fryup (Post 1152591)
What other large tetras could you recommend ...i work in a pet shop so I can get them in :):):)
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Consider Bleeding Heart Tetra, Diamond Tetra, Silver Dollar. Only thinking size here, and level of activity. Check the profiles for other issues; fin nipping might come up, which is why I don't recommend a couple of others. The larger rasbora might also work.

Tigris 07-13-2012 12:18 PM

Red Fin Loach?


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