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RedParrotBubbles85
02-15-2004, 08:54 PM
In my 55 gallon tank i have 2 jacks, 2 oscars, 4 severums, 2 blue acaras, 2 convicts, 2 angels, 1 firemouth, 5 parrots, and a couple of non-cichlid species. they are all juveniles roght now but eventually when i save up enough money(which could take a while cus im only 14 and i cant work) i am going to get a 120 gallon tank. in there do you think the oscars, severums and parrots could live peacefully while the others could live in the 55 gallon. thanks. all help would be appreciated.

usafschue
02-15-2004, 09:03 PM
ouch, you should really only put 2 jacks or oscars in that 120

RedParrotBubbles85
02-16-2004, 01:33 PM
Really?Because i think that there would still be enough room for more than 2 fish in a 120 gallon

jennigypsy
02-16-2004, 02:17 PM
you have to consider the KIND of fish...J dempseys are pretty aggressive...oscars are kinda messy....I think they're both rather territorial and get rather large.....

RedParrotBubbles85
02-16-2004, 09:00 PM
OHH. So there would be no chance that the 2 oscars, 4 severums, and 5 parrots would be able to live in a 120-180 gallon tank?

jonah
02-16-2004, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by RedParrotBubbles85
OHH. So there would be no chance that the 2 oscars, 4 severums, and 5 parrots would be able to live in a 120-180 gallon tank?

Really that doesn't sound too bad to me if it's a 180g. Where's Rex? He's good at this stuff.

cichgirl
02-17-2004, 08:39 AM
I agree with jonah... BUT, I think your problem may be that in a year's time these fish are going to grow out of that tank... You may have to start working sooner than you planned... :) Good luck & enjoy the hobby!

RedParrotBubbles85
02-17-2004, 09:58 AM
Im trying to get a 200 gallon but at the moment my parents wont let be get it.(its sad b/c it it only $300 with stand)

demonblade442
02-17-2004, 10:07 AM
You can keep them all if you have a custom tank made but it will cost a pretty penny.