Aggressive fish and how I should introduce new ones

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  1. flamesofchaos83

    flamesofchaos83 New Member Member

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    These two have gotten use to each other but how do I introduce more




    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436859345.472181.jpg as you can see I have some good ones lol




    I'll put that filter piece back don't worry lol they keep knocking it out!


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  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    What tank size and what's your current stock?


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    flamesofchaos83

    flamesofchaos83 New Member Member

    60 gal, red devil, 2 flower horn hybrids,Texas, red terror (false),smaller green terror, two jewels large pleco, upside down cat fish, 2 leopard loaches, 1 clown loach.


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    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436897023.962504.jpg one of these also.


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  4. Dom90

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    Your tank is way overstocked for a 60 gallon, I would not add anymore fish.

    The red devil can grow up to 1 feet long and would need 125 gallons or more, the clown loaches also grow pretty big and they need to be in a school of 6+ and would need at least 150 gallons for this to even be possible. If your large pleco is a common pleco, it'll grow to be about 20" or so, also needs a large pond or a 180+ gallon tank.
     
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    flamesofchaos83

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    Texas is the biggest one at about 7inch thinking about removing some but I think that will make them fight like they were before I put the flower horn hybrids in. The biggest bully in the tank is the Mayan false red terror, but the flower horn keeps him in check.


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    I plan on upgrading to a 125 actually


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    Pleco is 9.5 inches


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  6. Dom90

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    Flower horns are too aggressive and should be kept in a separate tank. You do realize that your fish are probably not at full size yet, or probably have had their growth stunted by being in a 60 gallon.
     
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    flamesofchaos83

    flamesofchaos83 New Member Member

    I'm always seeing very large plecos in smaller tanks at the fish store, which is probably a past owners mistake. Anyway I've gotten different opinions on it, thanks for yours. I'll end up removing a few before I can upgrade.


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  8. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    I don't think a 125 will be enough for all those fish. I would try to rehome a few, probably starting with the common pleco as these grow very large. Once they are pretty big, it can be hard to rehome them.


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    flamesofchaos83

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    They are hybrid flower horns and the tank they came from was a 40 gallon with over 20 of them in it


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  10. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandon Well Known Member Member

    20 Flower horns in a 40 gallon?!


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    flamesofchaos83

    flamesofchaos83 New Member Member

    I get the fish from an owner that has a 3 foot Arowana in a 250 gal tank should I not take his advice because he said they would be fine lol


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    He's been there for 30 years and claims to know what he's talking about


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  12. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    He's probably trying to sell you stuff and make money off you. That's what most LFS owners do anyway.
     
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    flamesofchaos83

    flamesofchaos83 New Member Member

    ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436947291.391039.jpg i do have a separate tank with frogs and black ghost fish


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