Help please with stocking

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Hello Everyone,

First I will like to say this is a great site, and very informative. I been lurking and educating myself on how to maintain my fish tank though the help of you guys and gals. So thank you.

So last week I moved up from a 40 gallon to a 120 and today I will run out buy some equipment to test the water. I currently have my fishes in the established 40 gallon tank until the 120 is ready. So now that I this larger tank I need some feedback, because my fear is over crowding the tank. When I speak to my LFS let them tell it I can house a baby whale in my 120. So I need help, and I do not want to be one of those guy that stick too many fishes in one tank.

I currently have a Convict, Firemouth, Texas cichlid, and a Jack Dempsey and 1 pleco. I wanted to know would I also be able to add 1 Oscar? Or should I leave the tank as is? Should I be looking into another LSF? I do not have any plans on upgrading from a 120. It seems

Thank you in advance!!
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Help please with stocking

Hello and welcome to OFL. The fish you have will make a 120 overstocked as well. If Dempsey and Tex get along that would be all I would have in there. Adding an Oscar is completely out of the question. If LFS is telling you its ok, or even if your current stock is ok, then yes, look elsewhere for input. They do not have your best interests, nor any fish's health in mind.


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Thank you. What size tank would I need if I wanted to house everything minus the Oscar?
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Rocksor replied the topic: Help please with stocking

Minimum 6foot 180g for texas, jack and pleco
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Thank you,
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