How does this sound 75 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Reel lady fishing, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Reel lady fishing

    Reel lady fishingValued MemberMember

    I think I'm going to do 3 banjo catfish, 2 Raphael's, and a hoplo. Along with, 2 blue acaras, 2 rainbows, 3 fire mouths, 2 convict cichlid, 3 rams, 1 Laetacara. That will be all i think. And, do these fish sometimes breed in the tanks like African cichlids? And what do I feed these?
  2. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    You will need to put your catfishes into groups of 6, they are schooling.
  3. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Too many of the same kind of fish, in a tank that is not big enough. I would get a 180 gallon if this is the stock you want. Or get one of everything, and leave some of the cichlids out.
  4. OP
    Reel lady fishing

    Reel lady fishingValued MemberMember

    I could do the 3 rams, 3 fire mouths, 2 convicts, 1 acara, 1 rainbow cichlid, and 2 apistos along with my catfish
  5. OP
    Reel lady fishing

    Reel lady fishingValued MemberMember

    Thats 12 cichlids in a 75 gallon aquarium
  6. BDpups

    BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    With 6 bottom dwellers.

    Rams, acara, rainbows and apistos are all fairly peaceful. Firemouths can be downright nasty for no reason. And convicts are hit and miss as well. Not to mention that firemouth and convicts will both breed in a bucket of water, and they can also breed with each other. So that's 5 fish that have the potential to become extremely aggressive if they spawn.

    So, I would leave the dwarfs out completely if you want FM and Cons. And, I would still stick to singles. And I would also make sure your Con and FM are the same sex. Another thing, cichlids tend to stay at the bottom to mid level of the tank. Like your catfish.

    Of what you listed, this is what I would do
    3 banjo
    1 raphael
    1 hoplo
    1 firemouth
    1 convict
    1 acara
    1 rainbow

    Then I would have a single species of schooling fish. Tiger barbs or larger tetra is what I would get.
  7. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1Valued MemberMember

    I don't think banjo catfish are schooling fish

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  8. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Maybe not, but some catfish such as the pictus are.