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8 years 9 months ago #28076 by henry3
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i forgot my password to monoster fish but working on it and ok thanks. i do closely wacth my fish and so far not much has happend and if some thing does ima pull the trouble fish for sure. im not one to just let the tank go. i have been keeping cichlids for about 10 years and me and a good freind thought about this and came up with that this could work and just have to wacth it. liek you said it depends on the fish them self their persontaliys and what not ill keep you posted and still iffy on the cons.

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8 years 9 months ago #28069 by baldtaxguy
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I think on paper, its generally not the best mix.  But all depends on the specific fish you have.  Below is a link to vids showing an example of a green terror (a real, real nice one) and a similar sized oscar. 

www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=370500

They're both showy fish and I wouldn't do it with those perfect fins, but this mix can work, depending on the fish, especially when there are no breeding partners.

As far as sevrums, you would be surprised how tough they are.  I consistently experiment with mixes and had a group of green sevrums growing up with a group of grammodes.  The sevrums were larger than the grammodes at the time of introduction and the seves were really beating up on each other, and the grammodes were focused on each other and not the seves.  A pair of grammodes bred twice in that tank and I had to remove the other grammodes, but the sevs were very aggressive to the pair and each other.  I recall losing one sev, but it was otherwise a "harmonious" new world tank.  :) 

With a 360, you have a ton of space to create hiding areas and sightline blinds.  If you put that mix togther with the convicts, I would keep a very close eye on the condition of all the fish, not just the sevrums.  Good luck, and keep us posted.

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8 years 9 months ago #27987 by sawboy2
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One severum or eight. They don't stand a chance. And the Oscar is a gentle giant. He's gonna get ripped to shreds and die a long miserable death. Not trying to sound harsh, but you have a terrible mix, and the fish are gonna suffer for it.

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8 years 9 months ago #27986 by nuth88
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Henry

Bob is right, Honestly, I would not be suprised if you ended up with the Mango (Jaguar), Possibly the JD and Depending on the Pike, a Pike.

"its jst the one servum" - Even worse...Tell me your kidding..

The Severum and Firemouths have a short shelf life on that group, followed then by the Oscar, and when they are done with those 4/5, well mabye the GT could make it, due to tank size. I have had JD's and GT's that have been as docile as kittens, and as mean as a Male Cuban. The Pike if it is dwarf, will not make it, a proteus would not make it, some will, such as an Xingu, an Crenicichla sp. 'rio atabapo' or an Crenicichla johnanna, but some will not. Centrals (and Southies) are not an easy mix.

Nuthman~ 

"I guess that's the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin' itself."

(The Stranger - 6/1998)

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8 years 9 months ago #27985 by henry3
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its jst the one servum and you think the oscar is gonna get wrecked?

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8 years 9 months ago #27974 by sawboy2
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Please take the severums out of that tank. They're gonna get wrecked in there. They are way outgunned. The Oscar is too.

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8 years 9 months ago #27973 by henry3
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ok and idk why it stared out that fish jaguar*

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8 years 9 months ago #27965 by albertjr
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I wouldn't worry about it in a 360, you should be fine

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8 years 9 months ago #27960 by henry3
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yea they would be a ina tank a 360 with oscar jack dempesy jag and green terror and a pike 2 fire mouths and servum

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8 years 9 months ago #27953 by Nuchal Man
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They're convicts. They are the classic example of cichlid parental behavior. I wouldn't keep a breeding pair with any fish you really care deeply about. They can be some of the toughest fish when spawning and won't back down. An example, is my current female convict that occasionally will draw blood when I'm cleaning their tank and she's on a spawn. The safest thing to do is mix them with other Central Americans that can for sure hold their own.

I have a confession. I'm a cichlaholic.

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