Aggressive Freshwater Fish For 70 Gallon

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by shiv234, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i have a newly cycled 70g aquarium and want another awesome fish. Its a 48''x18''x18''. Preferably something colorful with lots of personality. Thanks
     
  2. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Flowerhorn
     
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  3. Kellye8498

    Kellye8498Well Known MemberMember

  4. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Unfortunately they get to big for a 70g. Oscars are massive fish.
     
  5. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Sounds to me like you'd be interested in cichlids. Some that come to mind: Electric Blue Acara, Firemouth, T-Bar.
     




  6. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    I think the OP is looking for a single large aggressive cichlid if I understood correctly.

    but in a 70g not many large aggressive cichlids would fit

    If I'm wrong and the OP wants a few than total agree with you with your suggestions.
     
  7. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    i have both oscars and flowerhorns in 180 gallons already...so looking for something else and nothing as large since this tank gonna be in my room

    i love cichlids..i tried to make it not obvious though
     
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  8. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    would you be interested in a few cichlids? or your only looking for 1 large cichlid?
     
  9. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Try harder next time then, lol :) Colorful, aggressive, and lots of personality just screams cichlid at me.
     
  10. OP
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    shiv234

    shiv234Well Known MemberMember

    depends on your suggestion really

    ok...i'll try:(
     
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  11. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    @MattS99 had a great suggestion with the EBA , Tbar , Firemouth.
     
  12. MattS99

    MattS99Well Known MemberMember

  13. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    I would do an electric jack Dempsey , not regular . An EJD will get 8" while a regular JD can will get 10-12"
     
  14. sweendog87

    sweendog87Valued MemberMember

    Eba
    2 rams
    12 cherry barbs
    1 common pleco
     
  15. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Understock and common plecos should not be in a 70g , there mosnter can get get well over a foot long , a 125g at the very minimum
     
  16. sweendog87

    sweendog87Valued MemberMember

    70 gal maybe another eba
    Pairs are great to watch
     
  17. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    I would suggest

    1 EBA
    1 Tbar (sajica)
    8 Congo tetras or Bosemani rainbows
    10 Columbian Tetras
    6 Yoyo Loaches
    1 Green Phantom Pleco

    or you could do African cichlids and get a bunch of mbunas around 16-18 of them.
     
  18. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Something like a Jaguar cichlid -(Parachromis managuensis)- would be fun to try in a 75g.
    They can get pretty big in the wild, but don't seem to get over 30cm in aquaria. They will see smaller fish as food, so you'll be more limited with your options there.
     
  19. JesseMoreira06

    JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't personally put a jaguar cichlid , males get to 16" in an aquarium while females stay little smaller getting 12". According to members on MFK a 125g minimum for one.

    This is based off what I read not personal experience.
     
  20. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    75gal is the bare minimum Imo, a 125g would be even better.
     




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