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10-15-2003, 10:17 AM
I just recieved a 125 Gallon and im wondering what I am gonna stock it with I just want to put fish in it that can stay in the tank till they are adults. So basically what are good combos of cichlids that I could put in it?

I was thinking

1 Oscar
1 Green Terror
1 Green Serverum
1 Midas

Any input would be great! :)

10-15-2003, 01:10 PM
it seems fine except for the midas. Take him out. If it were my tank i would put in. and im not sure about the severum.
1 Oscar
1 Green Terror
1 Jack Dempsey
1 Carpntite
and a pair of cons with catfish and dithers
Or how about
1 oscar
1 green terror
and a pair of severums with dithers.

10-15-2003, 02:43 PM
how about a
pair of nicaraguenses
a couple geophagus
a fire eel
and of course the obligatory green terror
that would look nice,

10-16-2003, 01:17 PM
What other combination of fish can be done with Oscars?

10-16-2003, 02:12 PM
anything from the americas that won't fit in their mouth,

10-17-2003, 10:53 AM
Or that isn't too agressive. Despite thier rep. Oscars are pretty much punks

12-13-2003, 09:53 AM
i have tinfoil barbs and a pacu with the oscars,1yr and a half now

12-15-2003, 02:31 PM
You could do one or two Oscars, Severums, "dithers", Geophaguses (there are more than oen may think), Festivum, Nicaraguense, Acaras (many varieties as well), and one I just found myself, Red Bay Snook. They look mean, but they're a lot like oscars bad only if they really have to be. Green Terrors can be "hit or miss", I have tried a few without success (yet). Forget Red Devils, very limited success historically.

I currently have in a 150:

2 Albino Oscars, +/- 9" ea.
2 Gold Severums 4 & 6"
1 Green Severum 8"
1 Prochilodus 7"
1 Red Bay Snook 7" (just added)
1 Geophagus Jurapuri 6"
1 Red Hump Geophagus 4"
1 adult Keyhole (questionable long term) 4"

Looking for a med to. large Festivum and Nicaraguense and I'm done... It's taken me two years to get this tank stocked successfully, and all are happy!:ok:

01-14-2004, 09:50 AM
i woud put in my tank, well i already have ....
2 jags
1 albino oscar
1 green terror
2 convicts

01-19-2004, 07:55 PM
Sevrums will be killed by GT's, Midas, and JD's I would think.

01-20-2004, 02:10 AM
Oscars are not "punks" they are whimps they will stick up for them selfs untill they get bitten then they flee for it and they jump out of the tank if they could, my blood parrot used to beat the crap out of it, but now seems to be over it, only when the oscar comes near its cave it might cop a belting.
Oscars are really cool, there the big bubbling loving cichlid, but put the wrong fish in like a RD and you wont have it for much longer.
With my Oscar there are:
1 Blood Parrot
1 Jag
1 Convict

01-27-2004, 08:32 PM
i have 2 oscar and 2 midas's. all is well