150 gal stocking advice

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ok so I am setting up a 150 gal just got tons of advice in the filtration forum thanks all and a stocking question came up. I wanted my family to get involved in this and my son is super excited had to countlessly explain why we can't get a red tail cat lmao he is only 3 and is in love with it but anyway I figured that I would be able to get and O and the following 2 sevs and either a green terror or Jack Dempsey or maybe both. Its a 150 high not long so the dimensions are 48x24x30.
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Gaarakilla19 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

well one oscar and 2 sevs can prob do, but any other fish im not sure ,u could also do oscar, GT, or oscar,JD but u cannot go 4-5 cichlids in a 150 will not do well at all , tons of fighting, health problems even with water changes
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would it change things if I went with the 150 long
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Gaarakilla19 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

dont think so, but wait for more experienced boarders responses
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Suprd71 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

daddadoo7 wrote: would it change things if I went with the 150 long

6ft 150 would be ok for 2 Oscars.... 5ft 150 could have 1 Oscar and 1 smaller cichlid, Dempsey, Green Terror. Or a couple of smaller still cichlids, Firemouth, Convicts. The smaller cichlids, should you choose so, should be of same sex to avoid aggression problems should they pair up and go into breeding mode. Even a pair of small Convicts can do heavy damage, even kill an Oscar of triple their size. If you can manage, space and or budget, a 6ft 180g is an excellent cichlid tank.. more stocking options as well.


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mwhite638 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

I'll chime in here with my limited experience. I have a 6ft 125 with one oscar and one smaller, passive dempsey and so far everything's going great. I would recommend this setup as it's working well for me.
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Rocksor replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

daddadoo7 wrote: would it change things if I went with the 150 long


I've kept 2 Oscars in a 5 foot tank with zero aggression.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

when I was a kid we had either a 75 or 55 gal... and we stuffed all sorts of fish in there... African snakehead , redline snake head, JD, GAR, RED tail cat ( which lasted like a day then became snake head chum) and others.... it was a blood bath I mean someone got shredded every week. Dude those snakeheads are absolutely monsters... anyway I was young and had no idea what I was doing and listened to what ever they told me at the pet store... geez they must have laughed everytime I came in and said I need another fish cuz the snake heads ate someone else.. made a fortune off me
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Sosban Fach replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

Oscar and Sev here 5 foot (also 150 us gal) tank 2 years aaaaallll gravy baby.
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daddadoo7 replied the topic: 150 gal stocking advice

saw bumblebee and a lemon Oscar pretty freakin cool anyone familiar with them... damn when I was a kid it was basically tiger or a red... and albino
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