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Overcrowded 120 Gallon tank?

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fishkin, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    120 Gallons-

    3 female Black Convict
    1 Male Firemouth
    1 male Jack Dempsey
    1 male Texas cichlid
    1 Green Terror

    They are pick about fish invading there territory, never fight tho just warn or chase.

    They are also all 2-4 inches right now.
  2. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    All heck is going to break loose once those fish reach maturity (not to mention all the water changes you'll be doing).

  3. Aznfryboi

    Aznfryboi New Member

    go buy a larger tank atpetsmart or at exotix aquriam..
  4. tski22

    tski22 New Member

    yeah thats a total chaotic mix of fish there!! - tl
  5. lil shant

    lil shant New Member

    yeah man u go to many different cichlid
  6. M_wm

    M_wm New Member

    ahh glad i read the other posts first lol i was going to say go for it. If you do it set up a territory for each fish so they dont try and take over each others "areas"
  7. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    Yeah, I'll prolly get rid of the Convicts and Firemouth once they get bigger.
  8. Aznfryboi

    Aznfryboi New Member

    uhhh flush it down the toilet the fish that u don't want.. or return it back to the store...
  9. Fishkin

    Fishkin New Member

    No that would b mean to flush em. I'll find another tank or return em to the store.
  10. :o)rosie:o)

    :o)rosie:o) New Member

    no matter what, plz dont flush your fish
  11. Nameless

    Nameless New Member

    Why would anyone want to do that?

    But yeah, that is a crazy combination of fish, good luck trying to make them not kill each other, lol. Good luck.
  12. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    Sorry I know nothing about cichlid combinations, I just wanted to add this.

    Flushing a fish is probably the worst way to get rid of it. Fish don't actually die when they're flushed they have to travel through the system and then most of them end up being squeezed to death at the treatment plants. Great way to go huh? But hey, I guess outta sight, outta ming..Right? :x
  13. sakura.seppun

    sakura.seppun New Member

    actually, the probably die when they go through the grinder in the toilet. Usually used to help disolve waste, I doubt a fish would be small enough to make it out alive. Now THAT is a bad way to go.
  14. Aznfryboi

    Aznfryboi New Member

    haha yeh u just got that form NEMO..
  15. red devil

    red devil New Member

    Aznfryboi why dont i flush you down the toliet and see how you like it
  16. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Hey! Don't be digging up old threads just to pick fights.

  17. red devil

    red devil New Member

    I didnt even realize how old this was.
  18. big-pig-666

    big-pig-666 New Member

    imo it dosen't sound too overcrouded to me.. like ive had worse with out problem
  19. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    3 female Black Convict
    1 Male Firemouth
    1 male Jack Dempsey
    1 male Texas cichlid
    1 Green Terror

    Cons and firemouths need at least 15 gallons each - 4 x 15 = 60 gallons
    JD's need around 40 gallons - 1 x 40 = 40
    Texas cichlids & GT's need at least 50 gallons each - 2 x 50 = 100

    So that's 200 gallons worth of fish going by bare minimums. But the more large, territorial, aggressive cichlids you keep together, the more space you should give them. So for a more ideal set up with a better chance of working, you'd be looking at closer to 250 - 275 gallons.


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