Fish Identification and New World/Madagscar Cichlids mixed with African Cichlids

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Hello All,

Could use please help me identify this fish I picked up at the aquarium?
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He gets along well in my 150 gallon over the past 2 months with my clown knife, black diamond cichlid, blood parrot and festivum.

But i would like to add more fish to the tank and I want to know all species I have to make sure everyone gets along. 3 Possible course of action I think so far, please advise;

A) Ordering online from liveaquaria.com (is that safe?) what i think is compatible and like the looks of is a red star flowerhorn, bushy/bristle nose golden albino catfish, Threadfin Geophagus and two Full Red Agassizi Cichlids

B) Getting locally from a friend some very well taken care of ob ahli cichlids, dragon blood cichlids and mbuna cichlids he has various types of peacocks etc. In this case I am concerned about aggression and possible brackish or at least added salt requirement?

C) Any third suggestion for a course of action?

My current tank environment;

150 gallon tank, 81 Degree water, Lots of Mopani wood, 3 large hiding caves, 1 mopani wood cave, Pool Filter Sand Substrate, Overflow Wet/Dry Sump system (3200 GPH).

Thank you so much!
 

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Unrelated I know - can I see a pic of the whole tank? I love large tanks


 

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The red form of the common scat Scatophagus argus. Will have to be moved into salt water tank as an adult.
 

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Don't mix African and New World cichlids. The cichlids you mentioned in B aren't brackish and don't need salt added to their tanks - they just need hard water.

Not sure about the compatibility for your fish and the fish you listed in A, but LiveAquaria seems to be a decent online (if expensive) source. They have a good DOA policy.
 
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MarkN1990 said:
Unrelated I know - can I see a pic of the whole tank? I love large tanks
Sure!
 

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slayer5590 said:
The red form of the common scat Scatophagus argus. Will have to be moved into salt water tank as an adult.
Ouch, I am so glad I posted this. I guess I may have to bring him back to the store. I will do some research and Figure out what I will do. Thank you so much this has been very helpful!
 

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Welcome to Fish Lore!

What is the fish in your first picture?
 
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Dovah said:
Welcome to Fish Lore!

What is the fish in your first picture?
Apparently a Red Scat which will require saltwater environment when he gets older, I think I am going to need to return him to the pet store which is really sad because we love his personality.
 

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Yeah he looks like a cool dude. Sorry for derping out, I see that slayer5590 ID'd him up thread... And that you didn't know either. <_<

The other part of your post bottled my mind!
 
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