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12-28-2003, 10:08 PM
im planning on starting a 125 gallon tank including

1-albino oscar
1 pair of pike cichlids
a small group of eartheaters

would these fish get along or am i looking for trouble just trying to set this up:confused:. im trying to keep only south americans but if there are any central americans that might suit this tank let me know.

12-28-2003, 10:40 PM
Dont know to much about south american cichlids but all i know is that Oscars take up alot of room.

12-28-2003, 11:03 PM
The pikes would pobably dominate that tank. Earth eaters are fairly docile which is not the case with the pikes and oscars. I recommend you change your plan with the earth eaters.


12-29-2003, 08:12 AM
thanks. im a big fan of earth eaters and would like to find some tank mates for them would fire mouths be ok since they are around half the size

12-29-2003, 01:24 PM
i think ill have keyholes and eartheaters and maybe another species. would cons or firemouths be okay with these fish or are they too aggressive?

12-29-2003, 01:27 PM
Truly it depends on how many cons you have and if they are breeding or not. If you have one pair of cons then there shouldn't be much of a problem as long as you give the cons a territory away from everyone else. But if you have say two or three female cons, then you shouldn't have a problem at all.

12-29-2003, 04:26 PM
i have seen a grown pair of breeding cons kill a 10 inch oscar. just go wih one sex or make the size difference bigger.

12-29-2003, 07:35 PM
Port Cichlids are on the less agressive side. They would work.


12-29-2003, 08:22 PM
thanks. will rainbows be okay with keyholes and eartheaters