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    Large mouth bass

    Discussion in 'General Aquaria Discussion' started by Jloco, Mar 12, 2012.

    1. Jloco

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      Back with more questions! I've a 55g planted tank with a 8" full grown green terror, a convict 4" and a jag 4" I had 2 large mouth bass a 6" and a 7" the green terror tore the larger bass pretty bad so I released him to my pond.. The smaller bass still kickin both wild caught, anyone have expirence with keeping bass with cichlids
       
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      I do. It's not gonna work in a 55 at all....
       
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      I have a 150 for when he get bigger.. As of now he is the weakest link of the tank and second largest
       
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      Also been having my eyes on a 240g
       
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      240g could work but never in a 120 let alone 55..
       
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      In my experience, Bass can be pretty aggressive. But compared to cichlids.....a 55 is pretty tight for the bass to avoid the aggression. I have had a 2" cichlid that my buddy didnt want because his jag was trying to murder it. I put it in my established native set-up with smallmouth, largemouth and pickerel. My dominant largemouth(8") finally ate it but not until after the cichlid murdered my ~12" pickerel and a few smaller bass. IMO I dont think bass cope very well with repeated harrassment, and if something shows them aggression and doesnt back down(like a bold cichlid) the bass will back down and be submissive
       
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      Yea the more I watch the fish the less agreessive the bass seems any info on keeping lmb will be appreciated
       
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      id say go with the biggest tank you can get for the lmb, they can get pretty big, not sure how big in aquariums though. as long as everyone has their own territory to claim that might cut down on the aggression issue.
       
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      i dont think they will get over 18inches is a tank. once that bass gets some new territory he will flip the script on those cichlids tho. what are you feeding it?
       
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      I feed hikari cichlid gold, omega shrimp pellets, ghost shrimp, rosies, and the frozen stuff it's mysis shrimp brine shrimp and spectula
       

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