Stocking for a 150G

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by hatred27, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. hatred27Valued MemberMember

    I'm upgrading from my 55g to a 150g soon. I currently have the following;
    1x Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
    1x Reg Jack Dempsey
    1x Green Terror
    1x Electric Blue Acara
    1x Firemouth
    1x Red-tailed Shark
    1x Jewel Cichlid

    I'm curious what else I could get. I'm hesitant to go with some of the fish I want because of how huge they get.. Like a red terror.. (such a beautiful fish) but I was looking at possibly an eartheater or maybe an oscar. Kind of hesitant on oscars because of how fast they grow. Currently my biggest fish is my Green Terror at roughly 4". Any suggestions on possible good additions, would be nice.
  2. peacelizardValued MemberMember

    I've never owned one personally, but I have a feeling a Red Terror might be too aggressive for some of those fish and bully them.

    What about some severums?

  3. pritamValued MemberMember

    look..most of your fishes are aggressive. so you need fish with same temper.
    severum is a semi aggressive fish and can get large enough.
    i think green texas will work in this case.
    you can also add severum but be cautious.
    oscar will also work...but be sure the size should be same as your green terror.

  4. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    I'd look for bottom dwellers and some schooling fish. I would not get anymore cichlids. You have plenty for a 150. And, some of them like the acara and EBJD are not as aggressive as the others.

    Silvers dollars would work for schooling fish, and bichirs, smaller ones, should work on the bottom.

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  5. hatred27Valued MemberMember

    Ok. I've thought about what you've said. I'm thinking about leaving my electric blue acara and jack dempseys in the 55g and moving all the other fish to a 150g. Probably going to add an oscar and a severum though. I might not get an oscar, but I really like the look of a rotkeil severum. Anyways, if I had a school.. I'm not sure if I'd do silver dollars or rosy barbs.
  6. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Rotkeil Sevs are the bomb! I love them. Rosy barbs should work too. And if you leave the acara and EBJD out, I think you could have an oscar and sev.
  7. hatred27Valued MemberMember

    Yeah its a beautiful fish. I was looking up other cichlids that get fairly big and that was the one I liked. I'm also considering leaving my firemouth out. Hes the wuss of the tank and hes one of the 2 originals (the other being the green terror). I could keep the firemouth in the with the electric blues. Outside of an oscar, is there any others that you'd recommend?
  8. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Depends on if you need to buy local or can get something shipped.
  9. hatred27Valued MemberMember

  10. BDpupsWell Known MemberMember

    Then I would look, and then buy from Jeff Rapps.


    See what he has. And if you have something in mind that is not on his list, call him. He is really nice, and can get things that might not be listed. Never hurts to ask.

    I like Amphilophus . I would get one from him. His Midas are amazing. And not hybrids. Pure wild strains is all he handles. But of course he sells the offspring from them. Nothing wrong with an F1 Midas.

    But there are many Amps. Google Amphilophus and see if they interest you. Trimacs are amazing too. They all are....
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2015
  11. hatred27Valued MemberMember

    I really like amphilophus robertsoni

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