Looking For New Tank With New Stock

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I'm purchasing a 125 gal, or a 75 gal depending on what fish I may get.
Relocating a 7 inch JD, 5 inch BRP, and a young 4 inch flower horn into the tank

Should I put some silver dollars in as dither?
I could purchase these two Severum that are about 5 inches. I have a Severum but its in a 25 growout and is only about an inch
 

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do you mean BRP as in 'Blood Red parrot'?

If so, (hopefully not piranha!); your flowerhorn is likely to beat it into submission, even in that size of tank...just my opinion.

Among the stock listed, all would work; the only wild card is the flowerhorn, which can get exceptionally aggressive.
 

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Oh my! Not a Pirahna no! It's a silly Parrot Fish. And that Flowerhorn is half the size of the Dempsey but quickly catching up, I accidentally purchased the guy instead of the Red Texas. Pays to pay attention to which fish they're netting...for now he seems passive enough and haven't had a good reason to get rid of him.
 

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In regards to the Flowerhorn the Parrot chases him. I hope the tables don't turn in the future however..
 

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I would count on the tables turning with the Flowerhorn. Be prepared with another tank, a divider, something. Even at that size they can be nasty.
 

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I bought a 75 gallon with two 5 inch Severums off Craigslist. Picking them up Sunday.

I'm going to have to divide these fish into these two tanks a 55 gal and a 75 gal. Please let me know where you think which fish should go in which tank.

7 inch male Dempsey
5 inch male Severums
5 inch male Severum
4-5? Inch unsexed parrot fish
4 inch unsexed flowerhorn

Also I have some Silver Dollars in a quarantine tank. If room allows for these guys I'd like to throw some in, selling what doesn't fit. Thanks for the help guys, I'm a little newer to Larger Cichlids. Used to my cute Festivum pair
 

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I would go with the 125 gallons due to my experience that it will give you more opportunity in the future to do other things. With tanks and filtration equipment I just feel bigger is always better.
 

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I would go with the 125 gallons due to my experience that it will give you more opportunity in the future to do other things. With tanks and filtration equipment I just feel bigger is always better.
I agree with that statement. However I bought what was cheap and available on Craigslist and this 75 gallon tank was hard to pass up.
 

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Definitely understand that. My post was assuming that you would be buying post pretty much under the same conditions.
 

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I got the tank and put water in it that I had purified and cleaned and took some water from my 55 and filled the 75 3/4 of the way. And placed both Severums I received. The Banded Severum is doing great, a little bruised from going nuts during the trip in my truck. But the Red Severum is tipping sideways now and breathing a lot slower. It moves occasionally like it's fine but will eventually fall to the bottom of the tank! I never had this happen and I even took the time to get the water ready well before the fish! A quarter of the water is from a cycled tank as well, maybe he's stressed or was damaged on the trip home
 
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