Sizzy905

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I'm thinking of starting another 75 gallon tank, I actually wanna get a larger one but due to limited space now since I already got a 75 recently, I think another 4 foot tank is the way to go. I want to stock aggressive cichlids in this one. I really love jags but I know 75 isn't enough for that. My lfs has some nice yellow jackets so I was thinking to build around that.
What are some suitable tank mates for a true yellow jacket.
This is what I was thinking
Yellow jacket
Green Texas
Red Texas
Convict
Red devil
I have a pair of jds in my current 75 and I might just add the male to the "new" 75 once the new stock have grown enough.
I know one way to reduce aggression is too overstock which is why I listed all these fish. Will it be too much though?
And will AC 110 for the time being be enough? I will add a sun sun 100 soon once the fish are grown more.
Feel free to add suggestions of more suitable tank mates. Thanks!
 

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Way too much. Aggression will be chaotic. You really need a bigger tank before you go aggressive community.

Im a 75 someone is going to dominate and the rest are going to be miserable/dead
 

Sizzy905

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so by way too much do you mean to only do like 2-3 of those fish or only one alone?
 

Buphy

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Like 2 tops. Overstocking can work but A) it works better on a larger scale. Example, you could maybe keep 10 amph species in a 300 but you couldn't do a single one in a 30 gallon. B) over stocking is a balancing act. It's very hit or miss and you'll have to do a lot of adjusting and go through a lot of fish to get it just right.

Disclaimer, this is all through research I've done. Don't have any hands on experience trying it.
 

Sizzy905

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Like 2 tops. Overstocking can work but A) it works better on a larger scale. Example, you could maybe keep 10 amph species in a 300 but you couldn't do a single one in a 30 gallon. B) over stocking is a balancing act. It's very hit or miss and you'll have to do a lot of adjusting and go through a lot of fish to get it just right.

Disclaimer, this is all through research I've done. Don't have any hands on experience trying it.
yeah i understand what you mean. i don't know, maybe i'll try it and see how it goes as they get older maybe ill have to remove some
check out this link pretty cool

http://www.australianflowerhorn.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=132&sid=9c5f20346897d11915fc90624873ebe1
 

Buphy

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Ya, think I've seen it but I'll double check when I get home on my comp. pretty crazy.
 

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I have 2 jacks 1 Gt 2convicts plus fry in one tank just add them together when they are small n keep them with food
 

Sizzy905

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I have 2 jacks 1 Gt 2convicts plus fry in one tank just add them together when they are small n keep them with food
wow that's awesome i would love to see some pics if that's possible, I adore green terrors.
and how big are they all now?
 

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Imo a 75 is only suitable for one 10"-12" fish. And you're talking about five fish that size.
And good luck only having two or three. Eventually you'll just have one owning the tank with the second and/or third fish stressed to hell.
 

ehh

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Just skip to 0:40. I can't imagine having 4-5 fish of his size in tank that small. I don't even like him in there.
 
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