Solo Biggish Fish Ideas

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So I have been rolling ideas around in my head of potential fish for my 90 gallon tank. I have come to the idea of one big fish instead of a community tank set up. Current idea is some hardy plants like java fern and moss with some drift wood and a sand substrate. I'm open to any fish ideas.
 

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If you don't mind risking your plants there are a lot of South/Central American cichlids that would work.
 

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What about a Jack Dempsey? I think that would work in your 90 gal (someone correct me if I'm wrong). What are the dimensions of your tank?

You could also do fancy goldfish?
 
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Thanks for the input! Ya the plants are probably not going to survive but I am still going to try! Get the ferns well established hide the roots in large rock formations. The java moss is well java moss don't care if it ends up floating about or as a light snack. I would rather stick with tropical fish, never been a big fan of goldfish. and since its a 90 gallon (standard foot print so rather deep) I don't thing poor swimmers like fancy goldfish would be a suitable match.
 

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A nice group of Severums or a couple oscars could work.

Maybe frontosa? If someone could confirm them that would be great.


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I'd try and find a Midas or Trimac myself. You could keep a fancy pleco as long as it stayed around 12" with either of those.
 
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I've been looking around online and this Texas cichlid with a red base and blue/green scales was quite nice! Also my LFS carries Texas cichlids so they could probably find one like it. If you want to see a picture of the fish I am talking about give a quick google search "pearlscale cichlid" it is in the second row third from the left.
 

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Tman2902 said:
I've been looking around online and this Texas cichlid with a red base and blue/green scales was quite nice! Also my LFS carries Texas cichlids so they could probably find one like it. If you want to see a picture of the fish I am talking about give a quick google search "pearlscale cichlid" it is in the second row third from the left.
Those are awesome and would work fine in your tank.
 
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