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Whiwem Dawing 10-26-2013 05:19 PM

Not sure what to add
Right now in my tank I have a Yellow Jelly Bean, Super Red Severum, Angle Fish (not exactly sure what type) two clown loachs and a Bristlenose Pleco. I've been told that the Jelly Bean and Super Red shouldn't be in the same tank but they leave each other alone for the most part. Neither mess with the Angle ever and the clown loachs are oblivion to anything in the tank just like the Pleco. I have a 45 Gallon and just want to add a little more fish to give it color. I want to add something that will mix well and that would get along with everything well. I plan on getting at least 3 more loachs at some point but i want something with more color thats a Cichlid. Any suggestions would be amazing. The tank there going into is the tank in my tank Log.

Whiwem Dawing 10-27-2013 02:58 AM

I was reading that other south Americans can go with them... Would a Electric Blue Jack Dempsey be able to go ok with this fish setup I have?

jaysee 10-27-2013 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by Whiwem Dawing (Post 3289009)
Right now in my tank I have a...... Angle Fish (not exactly sure what type).

There are 3 types - acute, obtuse and right.

jaysee 10-27-2013 06:41 AM

I think that your tank is way too small to be packing cichlids in there. I think you've got too much going on as it is I could not suggest adding anything, especially not a jack Dempsey. Clown loaches grow longer than your tank is wide, so how would you suppose one would turn around? Honestly, once all the fish you have are grown, there would be no where for them to swim. I'm sure the fish are small now, but they dont stay that way. I bought my one severum at 2 inches and in a year it was 6 inches - easily increased overall size by 8 times.

I just don't think it's a stock list that is sustainable long term.

Whiwem Dawing 10-27-2013 05:14 PM

I should have mentioned I do plan on upgrading to a 90 Gallon within the next 6 months...

BWG 10-27-2013 07:40 PM

Unfortunately even a 90 is too small for clown loaches.

Whiwem Dawing 10-28-2013 12:28 AM

Ok step one remove Clown Loachs. Should have done some reading on them before I got them...

henningc 10-31-2013 11:53 PM

I think a 90gal is too small and the cichlids will too large for the 90gal to have any peace once they size diverge.

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