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We made the decision to rehome the sd's just cant take the heavy feeding and strain on the bioload and replacing them with bosemani rainbows. We were also throwing the idea around on adding another cichlid. My son understanding stocking (4yrs old hes amazing) says that he would trade dory in for another more colorful fish. To me this is exciting and would give us an opportunity to grow fish up that are all small. Sooo need some suggesrions on colorful additions the stock if we trade dory in would be hrp, het, 1 spotted raph, 1 green phantom and maybe 4 or 5 bosemani rainbow fish.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking

Bosemanis are beauties, but I think a 10 or 12 pack would be better for them. Big-Ken would be the best adviser on that. Fairly mild mannered, not too big, beauty cichlid is a Nicaraguan. You have seen my girl I think. Love Dory.. with SD's gone, Dory could stay, and add the Nic.


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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:150 gal stocking

I pretty sure I have but why not post a pick as well lol
The hets get around 9 inches dusty should stay at about 5. Dory also wont get much more bigger maybe amother inch or two. Mhhh we'll see. gonna read up on nics

Ya know what guys give me options with dory and with our her. I wanna see what my son does with this
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Suprd71 replied the topic: Re:150 gal stocking

My Nic, about 2yrs, 5ins at most.


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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:150 gal stocking

Nice dave.

So far he likes cryptoheros panamensis, bocourti, chocolates and super red sevs.
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Goranothos replied the topic: 150 gal stocking

You gotta keep Dory, Frank.

Keep Dory. Nuff said.

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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:150 gal stocking

Its up to the little boss. Hes learning stocking. If he wants to keep.dory he could get a cryptoheros panamensis


If he wants a bigger fish like a sev or choc im not sure it would be ok. I guess bioload wise it would be equel if not better than the current load.

We like bocourti too.
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Lammergeier replied the topic: 150 gal stocking

You're thinking about getting rid of Dory now? :dry:

Sevs aren't too bad on the bioload at all in my experience. Chocolates, from what I've heard, are pretty heavy on the bioload though, but not as bad as oscars.

Don't know much about Bocourtis but the LFS I got my Umbee from had a pair and they were absolutely massive. >12". They were also separated because while they were a pair that had raised a few batches of fry the male had almost killed the female.

I really like the Nicaraguan. Wish I had room to put one in with Henry and co.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: Re:150 gal stocking

Om not thinking about it I love that fish but my son wants some more colorful fish. He knows about stocking ao qhen I said someone may have to go I made him choose. Dory got picked I still may keep dory but wanted him to make the choice.
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PM being sent Frank.

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WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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