Can i safely keep am ebjd, g terror, r terror, flowerhorn and jag in the same tank?

Valkyrion24

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Hi, i was thinking of doing a large cichlid aquarium but i have some concerns about aggression in the tank.

The fishes i had in mind were 1 green terror
1 red terror
1 electric blue jack dempsey
1 jaguar cichlid
1 flowerhorn

would it be possible to safely keep these in the same aquarium?
If so what should be the optimal tank size
How many gallons
ANy specific decor/plants/substrate to provide?

Ive heard having a a lot of smaller fish in the same tank curbs aggression.
Would this work and if so what kinds what be best ( i was thinking acaras, convicts, parrots etc)

any other suggested tankmates are appreciated
 

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Hi, i was thinking of doing a large cichlid aquarium but i have some concerns about aggression in the tank.

The fishes i had in mind were 1 green terror
1 red terror
1 electric blue jack dempsey
1 jaguar cichlid
1 flowerhorn

would it be possible to safely keep these in the same aquarium?
If so what should be the optimal tank size
How many gallons
ANy specific decor/plants/substrate to provide?

Ive heard having a a lot of smaller fish in the same tank curbs aggression.
Would this work and if so what kinds what be best ( i was thinking acaras, convicts, parrots etc)

any other suggested tankmates are appreciated



I will allow others to chime in but you will need a very large aquarium how large tbh I don't know and the EBJD will probably have to be removed from your list.
 

Valkyrion24

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thanks, i expected one or two had to be switched out

I thought it would be the flowerhorn or green terror though (because of the humps n the head)
 

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thanks, i expected one or two had to be switched out

I thought it would be the flowerhorn or green terror though (because of the humps n the head)
The EBJD probably would be the weakest of the group as far as aggression.
 

Valkyrion24

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id definitely remove the JD then,
the green terror is the only fish id say im set on not replacing
300 g definitely seems doable
 

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The EBJD is definitely the weakest of all, but even normal JDs suffer, and don't do well in waters where other more aggressive cichlids live.
In the video below where uropthalmus (the other red terror( dominate the JDs are torn up and relegated to caves.
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in another body of water nearby where JDs are the dominant (maybe the only) cichlid species, there populations is strong and they do well.
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I believe your next weak link is the GT.
It may have a very hard time standing up the aggressive nature of the others you mention, none are really community cichlids.
And all get quite a bit larger than the GT, which can be a distinct disadvantage for it.
 

Valkyrion24

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very nice videos

what would you guys suggest for green terror tankmates?
still working with a 300g in mind
 

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If you are set on keeping the GT, then I would recommend that you build a tank around that fish.
 
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