250 Gallon Stock List.

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by scolwell19, Jun 21, 2018.

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    scolwell19 Valued Member Member

    Hello, I am looking for help putting together a stock list for my 250 gallon 60x36x27. I am thinking of sticking with cichlids like vieja argentea and vieja zonatus. I would lost to have a motoro stingray if it could do well with the vieja. Let me know what you guys think I can do. Thanks all.
     
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    BichirKeeper84 Valued Member Member

    I would be hesitant on doing a ray with some of the vieja you've mentioned. If you did a zonatus or argentae you've picked 2 of the most aggressive viejsd available. Likely you won't be able to keep any other large cichlid in the tank. Especially with a zonatus. Other large viejas that have a better rep for being peaceful and more accepting of tankmates are ufermanni ,Melanuras/synspilum, breidohri, or oscura heterospila. They aren't severum peaceful but peaceful enough. You could also consider something like a bocourti or pearsei. Very beautiful
     
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    scolwell19 Valued Member Member

    Thanks for the reply. I have heard that some of the zonatus and argentea can be aggressive. A ray isnt a must just thought it would be a nice addition. I really want an argentea though as I've wanted one for years. What do you think I can stick with them? Will they bother arrowanas?
     
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    BichirKeeper84 Valued Member Member

    It will likely be up to the individual fish. No way to tell for sure
     
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    scolwell19 Valued Member Member

    Yea I have experienced this befor with cichlids. Was mainly just asking to see if it could work in a perfect world l.
     
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    BichirKeeper84 Valued Member Member

    More than likely in a perfect world. Perhaps a bit easier if you raise then together. Honestly I've never kept aros so can't say how they'd do with a Vieja
     
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    scolwell19 Valued Member Member

    I would be getting everything from 2 or 3 inch in size an hope they get along well. Was planning to get a couple of each and maybe try to weed out the aggressive ones.
     
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    BichirKeeper84 Valued Member Member

    It's worth a shot. I'm tanks that size is hard to predict how things will go. But getting them at that size will only help
     




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