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Hello, I have a 1" jaguar cichlid in a small 30 gallon.I will be getting a tank of 150 gallons soon in maybe on my birthday which is in a week.=] i was wondering what are its possible tankmates in the 150 gallon? Not for the 30 which the 30 gallon is too small for a jaguar cichlid.And if some of you have a jaguar cichlid can you reply to me what you keep yours with.And or post a picture of the tank with your jaguar? Some maybe wondering how a simple 13 year old boy can have a fish that may be difficult to take care of, but well i guess it run in the blood in my family.Most of my family members have thier own fish tank as i do myself.Thanks in advance
 

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I've kept a few jags and they are very hardy fish and not hard to take care of at all. Tankmates: silver arowana, dovii, texas, jack demp, silver dollars, tinfoil barbs, green terrors, peacock bass, convicts, plecos, i think thats it. I'll post up a pic of my old male when i get home.
 

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I have a breeding pair of jags in a 125 gallon tank. They are with, all mature, breeding pair of convicts, an oscar, jack dempsey, severum, featherfin catfish, and huge pleco...to clean up the eggs before they hatch. The only reason this works with a breeding pair is the fact that the dominant fish in the tank is the oscar. Jags can have a nasty reputation, but its mostly because people put them in small tanks. Anything over 100 gallons will provide plenty of swimming room and floor space to establish territory. Make sure you buy the other tank mates soon, so they have a chance to grow up together. Adding tankmates when the jags are full grown will prove to be much more difficult. Just to note, the male jag fights with the dempsey over territory on occasion. The other fish are pretty much ignored .


 

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Thats a good mix of fish in your tank. All your semi aggressive fish are mostly defensive that usually only fight when being attacked so I could see that tank pretty peaceful.
 

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well ive been thinking over and over just about what to put with my managuese and Silver arowana.And instead of having a 150 gallon fish tank my folks thought it over and they all planned on just gettin a 240 gallon.But i dont have it yet but they are looking for one for me.And as for the other tankmates i was thinkin of the peacock bass.And if its ok how many? But i can only get 3 or below. So whats it goin to be?
 

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I would stay away from the peacock bass, they're highly aggressive predators, and they get huge. A wolf cichlid or umbie would work too. Research them as much as possible to get opinions from experts. But if you have your heart set on the bass it would probably work with the 240, as long as you don't overstock the tank. As you probably already know the arowana will get massive too, and big fish need swimming space.
 

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I would stay away from the peacock bass, they're highly aggressive predators, and they get huge. A wolf cichlid or umbie would work too. Research them as much as possible to get opinions from experts. But if you have your heart set on the bass it would probably work with the 240, as long as you don't overstock the tank. As you probably already know the arowana will get massive too, and big fish need swimming space.
I think you have it mixed up. Peacock bass are not aggressive to any fish other than the pbass lower in the pecking order. They are aggressive feeders but dont attack other fish. Dovii (wolf cichlid) and umbies are extremely aggressive towards anything in their territory and a 240 gallon would be considered one fish's territory so you would have a single fish tank.
 

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Yeah, go with gumps suggestion. I've never personally had a Peacock Bass before. I thought they were just as aggressive as a dovii or umbee, only bigger. They are awesome fish from what I see. Good luck.
 

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i have my jag with some mayan cichlids and a talapia lol mine are all wild though that i caught my self so i have no idea if they are more aggressive or mild, but i have noticed they tnd to try to eat anything they can fit in there mouth so besure to pic somthing that can defend its self mabey an oscar? or possibly small/largemouth bass
 
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