How Would You Stock A 120 gallon Long?

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I may be getting a 120 gallon in the near future and I would like some suggestions please, the tank is 60''x18''x26''. I kind of like the idea of an Oscar but I am not set on any particular fish yet. I will be using a light colored sand, with driftwood and rocks as the hardscape and I may or may not use plants, (it depends on the fish) I would like tropical, subtropical, and coldwater options as well a variety of colors and personality. TexasDomer Anders247 BottomDweller
 

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I would either have

Coldwater
3-4 dojo loaches
2-3 fancy goldfish
(loads of personality with these fish I have taught my goldfish and dojos to eat from my hand and do simple tricks)

or
Tropical
2 angelfish
4 GBR
1 clown pleco
20 cardinal tetras or harlequin rasboras
15 cherry barbs
20 kuhli loaches

or
Subtropical/temperate
15 rosy barbs or Odessa barbs or leopard or zebra danios
20 neon tetras or bloodfin tetras or skirt tetras
8 variatus platies
10 guppies
2 bolivian rams
3 dojo loaches or 20 peppered or panda cories
1 BN pleco

Or a betta sorority with kuhli loaches

Whatever you decide to stock it with it will be fun to stock!
 
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I am getting super excited lol!
 

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4-5 red head tapajos or guianacaras, an angelfish or severum, a school of larger tetras, a school or cories, and some gorgeous swordtails. You have a big tank, take advantage of it with some bigger fish!
 

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I have recently fallen in love with the vieja heterospila. Such a pretty fish of blues and greens. Also probably the most peaceful of all of the vieja genus.

I like cichlids so here would be my stocks...

Cold water (70ish)
3-4 Dojo Loaches
6-8 GymnoGeophagus Balzanni
2-4 Apistogramma Borelli
10-12 Buenos Aires Tetras
Probably still have lots of room to do something else with if you wanted to.

Subtropical (75ish)
3-5 Hoplo Catfish (still could do a couple of dojos if yuo wanted)
1 Gold Severum
1 Rotkiel Severum
1 Green Severum
1 Peruvian Severum
8-10 White Skirt Tetras

Tropical
1 Vieja Heterospilus
1 Blood Parrot/Chocolate CIchlid
4-5 Rainbow/Sajica Cichlids
Pick 2 of the following (Senegal, Delhezi, P. Polli Bichirs)
If you don't like bichirs then I'd do a couple featherfin cats for the bottom. You may be able to fit 3 large cichlids with a shoal of smaller cichlids and be fine.
 
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Any other suggestions? I also like mbuna!

Would it be alright to have an Oscar in this tank with a few catfish?
 

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CROWNTAILBETTA said:
Would it be alright to have an Oscar in this tank with a few catfish?
Yes, I believe so.
 

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I really like the look and personalities of the Congo Tetras, maybe a tank including them you might like.
 

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This may not be what you have in mind, but if I had a 120 gallon I would do a saltwater tank and stock it with some tangs, clownfish, angelfish etc. That's my dream anyway, it may not be yours.

Otherwise I'd suggest a peaceful community tank or some fancy goldfish.
 
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MaddieTaylah said:
This may not be what you have in mind, but if I had a 120 gallon I would do a saltwater tank and stock it with some tangs, clownfish, angelfish etc. That's my dream anyway, it may not be yours.
I love that idea! but sadly I'm not financially ready to handle a saltwater tank yet.
Anders247 said:
Yes, I believe so.
What kind of catfish do you recommend? and could I keep other cichlids with an Oscar?

TexasDomer did you get my mentions?
 

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I did, but you've gotten a lot of good suggestions and didn't think you needed more from me If you want some, I can give you some! But I'd like some ideas from you of what kind of fish you want.
 
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I really like the idea of just keeping a few large fish and I would really like to have a Oscar if possible. What else can you keep with such a large fish?
 

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I would think your options for more large fish than just an oscar are pretty limited in a 60" tank.

What about this?

1x Oscar
1x Chocolate cichlid
10x Giant danios
2-3x Striped raphael cats
5-6x Hoplos

Disclaimer: I'm not good with stocking with oscars, but this would be one of my best guesses for a tank with an oscar and another large cichlid.
 
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I really like the chocolate cichlid but I have never seen them at my LFS. any other cihlids I could keep with Oscars?
 

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You would need something large enough not to be bullied by the oscar but also peaceful. Rather than us suggesting fish you can't get, I would go to your LFS and write down the names of the fish available to you that you like.
 
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Sounds like it might be okay! The severum may not grow as large as the oscar, but that may be okay.
 
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Yeah I almost want it to just be an Oscar tank, (they are such amazing fish!) with a few catfish for the bottom. Is there a type of pleco I could keep with an Oscar?
 

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Most any that won't fit in its mouth!
 
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