How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

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So I have a 200 gallon With a red terror female. I would like to introduce a new fish into the tank . not sure what though. My red terror is rather docile for her breed . She used to be bullied by a similar sized synspilium . In fact I had to get rid of the syn.How should I go about introducing something new to the tank ? what does everyone suggest I try to add to the tank ? I know its risky, but I want to try .
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Firestorm8215 replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

A lot of times rearranging the tank helps. And always keep a divider on back up.
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bassetman replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

How large is the RT? you will almost have to get an adult fish to place in with her.


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ehall67 replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

male RT lol of a good size!

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lestat047 replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

rough estimate would be about 6 to 8 inch.
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lestat047 replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

wouldnt that be too much terror in there :) I used to have a green terror in there , he was bullied by everyone .
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lestat047 replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

Anyone know where I can find a large festae ?
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bassetman replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

Ecuador, or you could try Jeff Rapps at Tangled up in Cichlids. He occasionally has large ones.


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Rocksor replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

At that size you need a fish almost twice the size of your female. Is this a 6ft long tank? Or 8ft long?
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JasonR replied the topic: How to introduce a new fish in a tank ?

Freshwaterpredators on MFK breeds Festae and frequently has larger ones he sells. He's from Alaska though so your gonna pay for shipping. He also might have some ideas as to where to get one
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