How does this sound 75 Gallon Tank

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

  1. R

    Reel lady fishing Valued Member Member

    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

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    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
    OP
    R

    Reel lady fishing Valued Member Member

    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
    OP
    R

    Reel lady fishing Valued Member Member

    Thats 12 cichlids in a 75 gallon aquarium
     
  6. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    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

    Aloeb1 Valued Member Member

    I don't think banjo catfish are schooling fish



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  8. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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




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