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120 Gallon Tank Options

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fishkin, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    I have an empty 120 gallon aquarium now and would like to put some bigger or more aggresive cichlids in it. My question is what combinations could I do with the following cichlids??

    Green Terror
    Jack Dempsey
    Texas Cichlid
    Midas Cichlid

    I don't think I could put them all in, but what are your thoughts?
     
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Forget the midas unless you want it to be the only fish in the tank.

    A lot will depend on the individual temperment of the fish, but in theory (and aiming for a light-moderately stocked tank & trying to avoid aggression) you could go with 3 JD's (although if 2 decide to breed, they may kill the 3rd). A bottom feeder and a GT & Texas / GT & JD / Texas & JD. Or go with a single GT/Texas/JD and add a bottom feeder and some dither fish like silver dollars. Or 2 JD's, the bottom feeder & dithers.


    -Chelle
     
  3. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Thanks for the reply chelle. I think I'm gonna go with a GT, JD, TX, Plecostamus. Maybe add in some hardy other fish like you said.
     
  4. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    I thought you died or something.
    A Jag would be cool.
     
  5. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Lol, no I didn't die if you saw my HEY GUYS IM BACK post. Yeah, but I want mildly aggressive fish like a community of them, not one fish kills all. If I had the extra tanks I would for sure.
     
  6. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    In your tank, with the big cichlids, a good bottom feeder would be the Clown Loach because they get to big to be eaten, and are pretty hardy

    The common size is 6"-12"
     
  7. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Trickster- I will consider that but doesn't it take them like 3-4 years to reach just 4-5 inches??

    I have had alot of succes with plecostomus's.
     
  8. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    just because they are too big to be eaten doesnt mean they wont be left alone. the fish fishkin wants are SA and CA cichlids, which are VERY territorial and they would probably end up killing the loach in a matter of days, regardless of size.
     
  9. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    hey fishkin welcome back i would leave the midas out as well
    what happen with the natives ? where your been
     
  10. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    I release the natives into their natural habitat because they were getting too expensive and messy, and too big. Lol, the Northern even ate the bass, and the Pike kept getting ick like 3 times. Natives are the hardest fish to keep IMO.
     
  11. Trickster

    Trickster New Member

    Get big fish but strain away from the super aggressive ones so everything in ur tank doesnt get killed.
     
  12. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    How about a tank full of mbunas/ Lake Malawi Cichlids? I think that would look nice, they get too large, are not hideously aggressive, and they have personality and would add a lot of color.
     

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