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voss345
11-26-2006, 04:57 PM
im pretty sure i have two temnesis peacocks but i need some verification on that it has 3 blacks bars with the eye on its tail yellow colored and is growing fast ive had them for around 4 weeks and have grown about 3 inches since then and are now around 5 and a half inches i was wondering how big the tank would have to be if i was interested in breeding them, i have only limited space but is an 100 gallon big enough for two fully grown fish i know bigger is better for these sorts of fish because they are very active and aggresive but i have only a limited amount of space for a tank of that sixe in my room, how long are they and what are their depths if someone can help me with finding some info i would greatly appreciate and if anyone else has info on breeding i would appreciate it also, how do you tell what sex they are how old are they when they start breeding, what type of gravel and cover/ structure in the tank if you will be breeding fish, i heard the fish lay 10,000 eggs how many out of the 10,000 survive and growso on and so forth

Rex Karr
11-26-2006, 10:29 PM
Unfortunately 100g is not even close to being large enough.

chc
11-27-2006, 12:00 AM
Rex is right....... Not even close.

P-Bass are open water predators. Truly, very few home tanks will ever be big enough.

balton777
11-27-2006, 11:18 AM
At one point I was interested in the Cichla species. If I remember correctly, isn't the Cichla Temensis the largest of the Cichla group? Cool fish but it reaches enormous proportions.

hidesherheart
11-27-2006, 06:35 PM
Temesis reach about 24 inches, are very fast, very aggressive predatory fish. We had one in a 240, it was just a matter of time before he crashed thru the tops while chasing my large SD's. I would not recommend anything smaller than a 350 gal, particularly for two.

voss345
11-27-2006, 06:41 PM
do you know the typical specs of a 350 gallon tank long i have about i have about 9 and a half feet to 10 feet of space available for it

hidesherheart
11-27-2006, 06:47 PM
Check www.glasscages.com they will give you available specs. and they will custom make tanks. Reasonably priced and high quality.

chc
11-27-2006, 11:51 PM
Personally, I still don't think 350 is enough.... not for a fully grown fish (even one)...... and you have to think in terms of fully grown fish.

jrrlbds
11-28-2006, 12:58 AM
i read somewhere that they shouldnt be kept in anything less than a 2000litre

jrrlbds
11-28-2006, 01:12 AM
which i think is like 500 gallons??

voss345
11-28-2006, 05:02 AM
i did some research and im pretty sure 1000 litres is 242 gallons but im looking at like a 700 to 900 gallon tank, is it worth putting in plecos or arowanas with the fish because ive seen people do it but is it good for the community long term

Glaive
11-28-2006, 12:41 PM
3.89 liters to a gallon

liters/3.89 = gallons

2000l ~ 514gallons

ATG204
11-28-2006, 12:52 PM
sorry i know nothing about temnesis peacocks but are you talking about getting a 900 gallon fish tank to put 2 fish in? wow...why not just get a pool/pond?

voss345
11-28-2006, 02:12 PM
because that would cost a lot of money would it not i dont have that kind of money i live in ct so id need to put them in a tank for the winter just to let everyone know im only 16 my parents would let me plop a pool in the yard even though we have over 3 acres but id rather have them in a 1000 gallon tank in my room so i can enjoy them plus these fish can get to over 2 feet my friend had one but had to get rid of it

chc
11-29-2006, 10:52 PM
Trust me.... You can get the same thing at a size you can keep for life much more cheaply (and much better for the animal) by getting something closely related.

For instance, instead of a dovii (30"), you could get a grammodes (10-12"). The grammy would be just as pretty, just a predatory, but would live forever and happily in a 75.

By the way, ponds are often cheaper than tanks. Expect to pay $7500+ for a 1000 gallon tank. With equipment, the investment is over $10,000.

balton777
11-29-2006, 11:58 PM
Voss, how much tank have you owned previously? I don't think you grasp how much of a project your getting into. With your $2000 budget you can get an excellent tank, stand, lighting, filtration, substrate etc. Something of a more maintainable size that you can breed a couple of beautiful fish. The Cichla Temensis isn't exactly a best seller anyway, who has the room? If you want to breed, you should breed something you can sell more of. Whatever you do, best wishes and good luck. Let us know what you decide to do.

voss345
06-15-2007, 03:37 PM
been a while but i jsut like to let everyone know my two pbass are doing well in a 200 gallon right now in my basement they have grown about 8 inches in 7 months and a bolstered up on pellets silversides and krill. In my 75 gallon i have a community of severums and in another 75 pacus in my 50 gallon im actively breeding convcits and jaguars in another its a good busniess with the pet shop because you get lot of store credit put it into buying new tanks for more fish im looking into a 1000 gallon custm for my pbass

ercnan
06-17-2007, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by voss345
been a while but i jsut like to let everyone know my two pbass are doing well in a 200 gallon right now in my basement they have grown about 8 inches in 7 months and a bolstered up on pellets silversides and krill. In my 75 gallon i have a community of severums and in another 75 pacus in my 50 gallon im actively breeding convcits and jaguars in another its a good busniess with the pet shop because you get lot of store credit put it into buying new tanks for more fish im looking into a 1000 gallon custm for my pbass
Pacus in a 75 ??..............
A "community" of Sevs. in a 75 ??.............
Breeding pairs of Jags AND Convicts in a 50 ???............ plus fry ??
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