What else? 150 Gallon Tank

  1. Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm looking to add something else to my 150/ It currently houses:
    2 Oscars
    1 Sailfin pleco
    3 Cons
    1 Firemouth
    1 BR Parrot
    1 African Knife

    I may be moving the knife to my 29, temporarily until it gets larger, then it can go back into the 150. I was thinking of adding a JD, but I'm afraid it will beat up my other fish.
    What other cichlids would be okay? I was considering a Kissing Gourami, but I'm afraid it'll get eaten. Any suggestions?
     
  2. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    I would add another parrot as from what I know they prefer not to be on there own. I think a JD would be fine in your tank :)
    Pics would be great ;):)
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    I have an entire thread on my 150. ;)
    My BP HATES other BP's. I had another one, she nearly killed it.
     
  4. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    Severums i guess
     
  5. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    2 jd's ;D and 3 more firemouths ;)
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    Is that what you have waiting for me? :;laughing
     
  7. crazedACD

    crazedACD Valued Member Member

    I've heard the Electric Blue Jack Dempsey's aren't quite as aggressive as the regular ones, but they can still hold their own. Only concern is finding one big enough that won't get eaten...most come at 1-2" for like $15-30, so I would imagine a decent sized one would cost a lot!
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    They're around $50 - $70 for 1 -2" around me.
     
  9. crazedACD

    crazedACD Valued Member Member

    Oooh wow...sounds like a rip off to me. I have I think four of them at my store for $16.99-nice little fish too. What part of NY are you in? If you are interested I might be able to see if someone around there has them cheaper (I have a lot of contacts haha).
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm in Southern NY, Orange County.
     
  11. jgon_

    jgon_ Well Known Member Member

    A couple of Jewels :D
     
  12. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    my jd's arent agressive at all unless they are spawning..my parrots are more mean ....in that size tank, jd;s will be fine..the oscars will keep them in shape ;)

    and amanda, you know what I got waiting for you!!!!!!! was almost going to send them with one of my friends whose heading to Manhattan as we speak but felt bad asking her hahaha ..shes not into fish like me
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    You should've, lol. I would have met her somewhere to pick them up!
     
  14. Tony G.

    Tony G. Fishlore VIP Member

    LOL well it seems shawnie has everything ready for you :giggle:

    How about another long drive LOL
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    Shawnie's a long haul from me!! rofl
     
  16. OP
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    Any other suggestions?
    Or any members between me & Shawnie want to make a road trip? ;)
     
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    Amanda

    Amanda Fishlore VIP Member

    Okay - so the knife will be moving to my 72 when it gets set up, but I've been looking at bichirs & firetrack eels.
    Does anyone have any experience with either fish? I know they are both bottom dwellers & oppurtunistic feeders. But I don't have any tiny fish, so I'm not worried about that. What I AM worried about is feeding - must these fish be targer fed?