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I’m currently keeping a pair of angels for a friends while he works away in my tank rather than mix houses to go feed them for him it’s only for a week and there no trouble but has made me think have I got room for another fish once they are back in his tank , currently my stocking is
3 electric blue acara
11 bronze Cory
8 Colombian tetra
4 geophagus
And a sailfin pleco
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I want a green terror, don’t think I have room and not sure about compatibility I was think small around 2-3 inches to grow my self but once grown is it a bad idea , really not sure
 

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what are the tank dimensions (length x width x height)?

green terrors will fight with the blue acaras.

watch the Columbian tetras because they are fin nippers and might chew up the angelfish's fins.
 
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what are the tank dimensions (length x width x height)?

green terrors will fight with the blue acaras.

watch the Columbian tetras because they are fin nippers and might chew up the angelfish's fins.
I know it’s 5ft in length by 22inch by 30inch I think off the top of my head it calculates to 505l I did say to my friend that I can’t help it if his fish get a bit nipped , he’s ok with it as he said his one angel is a bit of a yano lol that’s my thought about fighting but I was hoping by adding a baby it would grow to be ok rather than add an adult that will challenge straight away
 

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I wouldn’t do an other cichlid in there how about some bigger characins like headstanders? Spotted, marbled or ternetzi would work nice
 
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I wouldn’t do an other cichlid in there how about some bigger characins like headstanders? Spotted, marbled or ternetzi would work nice
I haven’t really looked at anything to be honest just there’s a beautiful male green terror in the shop by me big dopey dome head the lot and I’m hooked on him I know from a bit of research they are predatory and my luck with predatory fish hasn’t been great , just apart from my pleco all my fish are of an average size 5-6 inches and thought a Gt would be a great centre piece for my tank from my logic my breeding pair of eba will be fine as they are just a force together my geophagus are in a 4 and maybe as a collective they are not to be messed with .... my issue in thinking was Colombian tetra are they just future food lol I’m after a wow fish if that make sense
 

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What about some of the more peaceful cichlids if you want a larger fish? Blood parrots come to my mind but it could also be a total recipe for disaster too. There was a thread here recently of a BP with a texas chichlid in a community tank and basically everyone died/had to be rehomed. I don't remember the specifics but It didn't sound pretty. I do think your tank probably has room for more fish but probably just go a good bit of research and have a plan B in place if necessary, if you are going for a showpiece fish.
 
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What about some of the more peaceful cichlids if you want a larger fish? Blood parrots come to my mind but it could also be a total recipe for disaster too. There was a thread here recently of a BP with a texas chichlid in a community tank and basically everyone died/had to be rehomed. I don't remember the specifics but It didn't sound pretty. I do think your tank probably has room for more fish but probably just go a good bit of research and have a plan B in place if necessary, if you are going for a showpiece fish.
You know when you have your mind set on something but everything thing is telling me don’t do it lol I tried an Oscar and that thing was just unreal , I don’t have a plan b , plan a was only in action because I’m a big kid and that fish will bug the life out of me until it’s mine or sold lol
 

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Didn’t you try a green terror before? They don’t usually end well. What about a thread fin acara?
 
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Didn’t you try a green terror before? They don’t usually end well. What about a thread fin acara?
I did have one without knowing I had one of that makes sense I bought two fish both were small supposedly Jack Dempsey as they got bigger neither were Jack Dempsey lol , I have always wanted a threadfin or a Cupid , I want something big and beautiful but that normally means evil lol
 
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Severums can be ok, if you get a young one and grow it up.
Have looked at a red spot severum and a standard blue acara I normally decide on visual in the shop but I’m thinking of making my first online purchase so I’m confusing myself on what to buy
 

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Have looked at a red spot severum and a standard blue acara I normally decide on visual in the shop but I’m thinking of making my first online purchase so I’m confusing myself on what to buy
Check out my thread " Severums having fun "
 

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Youtube videos are also helpful in getting a sense of how fish look while moving
 

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