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How many fish for a 125 gallon tank?

Postby niccomau » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:40 pm

Going to be pruchasing a 72 inch - 125 gallon tank. I wanted to stock it with all male haps and peacocks. Some of the haps I decided on get 10 inches plus, the smallest fish in the tank will be about 6 inches. How many fish can you get away with stocking in a 125 gallon all male tank?
I have only 12 types of haps and peacocks I would like to stock so far, is that a nice conservative estimate? Or should I up the number of fish going in the tank?

Thanks for the help guys :thumb:
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Postby nooberfish » Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:46 pm

i would say around 20 25 depends on how many 10inch+ fish ur going to do and good filtration


but this is from my noob stand point :)
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Postby niccomau » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:32 pm

So far I have 12 fish on the list:

Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Otter Point
Aulonocara sp. Lwanda
Copadichromis trewavasae
Copadichromis sp. 'Flavimanus Lundu'
Exochromis anagenys
Nimbochromis venustus
Placidochromis milomo
Placidochromis sp. Phenochilus Tanzania
Placidochromis sp. Jalo
Protemelas sp. Steveni Taiwan Higga Reef
Protemelas taeniolatus "Red Empress"
Tramitichromis intermedius or Otopharynx tetrastigma

The P. milomo, N. Venustus, E. Anagenys, and the P. sp. Phenochilus, are so far the only ones over 10 inches. I don't know what else to add...trying to keep the colors different enough. Any suggestions? I'm going all out with the filtration, the size of the tanks lets me put in mostly whatever I want in it. I don't want the filtration to limit the options. Probably going to get 2 fx5s, and a penguin 350 or two.
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Postby nooberfish » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:07 pm

i really dont know much about the fish you have in there right now are they aggresive or clam?
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Postby niccomau » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:17 pm

The venustus is the only one on the list labeled as "aggressive", 6 are "peaceful", and 5 are "mildly aggressive".
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Postby cichlidpastor » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:22 pm

Are you only going with one each on your list?
125g Malawi Peacock/Hap Tank
75g Malawi Mbuna Tank
40g Breeder Tang Tank, Calvus
30g Long Tang Tank, Brichardi
20g Long Grow Out Tank
10g Fry Tank
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Postby Dj823cichild » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:18 pm

Venustus are VERY aggressive I found this out the hard way trust me on this! lol. :lol: :(
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Postby niccomau » Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:28 pm

yeah just one of each is the plan
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