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Old 11-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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Here are some new pics of the 55 gallon as it is now with all the inhabitants. I'm not sure if I'm done rearranging the rocks or plants.

The fish are as follows:
Green Terror
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Blue Acara
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Pink Convict
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #12
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and the rest of the inhabitants
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You need a bigger tank, minimum 75, I would say 90 might be ok by the time they are full grown, but probably should consider a 125
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You need a bigger tank, minimum 75, I would say 90 might be ok by the time they are full grown, but probably should consider a 125
I disagree with this based on the species. The EBJD will get to 6" and will take longer to grow, the GT is stunted and won't cap out for a while. Convicts stay small (3" usually) Blue gets to 6" and the firemouth as well. I think with proper water changes and maintenance he'll be absolutely fine.
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You need a bigger tank, minimum 75, I would say 90 might be ok by the time they are full grown, but probably should consider a 125
I was cautious when choosing the inhabitants for this setup. I was careful to avoid any overly aggressive species and tried to make sure they will all mature to a similar size. With the exceptions of the EBJD growing to a potentially size of 10 inches. However the Electric blue variety is known as a more peaceful variety of jack dempsey. The pink convict may max out under 4 inches but these little guys are a known excellent tank mate for Jaguar cichlids... so if they can survive the second most aggressive cichlids kept in aquariums they can handle a semi aggressive community setup.

The biggest issue I face will be once the fish catch up in size to the green terror as these fish are known to assert dominance over their tank mates. So in any size tank I will still have to deal with confrontations brought on by the GT.
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I felt it was time for an update. Unfortunately my electric blue jack dempsey died at the end December from what I believe was swim bladder disease. So I replaced him with a regular jack dempsey and also added a red devil... understanding that more then one of these species can grow to large sizes, I have decided that in the next year I will be upgrading to at least a 150 gallon.
So I have attempted to add some photos from my cell phone so please bear with me.
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