Aggressive fish and how I should introduce new ones

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




ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1436859345.472181.jpgas 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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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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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.




I plan on upgrading to a 125 actually




Pleco is 9.5 inches


 
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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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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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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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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




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


 
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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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