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Hi guys. I added two very young Oscars to my 150 liter tank. When I came home yesterday, one of the Oscars were attacking the shark, which is a bit bigger than the Oscar. I put the shark in another tank, but it was too late. This morning I took the two monsters back to the petshop and am no longer interested in Oscars. What fish can I put in my tank that are both beautiful and wont murder other fish.
this is a topic I addressed in a earlier post>
Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:54 pm Cichlids the pitbulls of the aquarium
Cichlids are the pitbulls of the aquarium keepers world.Countless of begginer aquarist have bought an oscar or some other aggressive cichlid as their first fish.Only to find it has uprooted and destroyed everything in the tank or grown to large to live in it comfortably.I once had a 2 large oscars that broke a heater in my tank.there are only a few exceptions to the rule.rams,angelfish,keyhole cichlids and sevrums are a few tame cichlids that will live peacefully in a community tank.I have a green sevrum that eats corn,peas,earthworms,snails,and small shrimp.He also is very social and dosent hide much.I think he is the perfect cichlid for begginers.
Hi there. THank you so much for your posting and advice, I am certainly going to look that fish up.
Sorry, but a severum is a no-go. A 150 litre tank is about 40US gal, which is much too small for severums. I moved mine from their 55gal into a 75gal because even the 55gal seemed much too small.
Re: DEAD sharky.....
There isn't a vast selection of cichlids that will be able to cope with the labeo's(assuming it isn't a black shark) territorial attitude and even fit a 40 gallons tank. Kribs are very eager to breed therefore their attitude will be too far for the labeos to cope. No dwarf cichlids in there. They prefer being the most dominant in the tank and I, as well, prefer to keep it that way as most will shy away if constantly bullied therefore increasing the chances of them starving to death.
You might have to settle with dither fish. I realize most don't grow big but they are less likely to be bullied by the labeos. Giant danios are great choices.:)
Hi again. Thank you all for your contributions, I finally decided on Firemouth Cichlids. I put them in yesterday and they look very happy. Hope that they will be fine. I am thinking of adding large angels in a week or so. Any thoughts?
Re: New fish
sinister my sevrum has been fine in my 40 gallon for 2 years.And yes angelfish are very delicate.I don't know if the firemouths will tolerate them.A large male firemouth can be fairly aggressive
A schoal of 6 or so tiger barbs would compliment the firemouths and shark.
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