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Jack Dempsey
December 18, 2014
4:20 am
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Barb Man
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I was thinking of getting a bigger tank in a year or so and wondered how big I would need it to be to house either a pair of breeding orange head geophagus or a breeding pair or rocio octofasciata

the profiles only give base dimensions and I was wondering volume. Liters or gallons doesn't matter I can get either. I sort of want to make one like Big Tom has been taking pictures of and adding to the thread Tom's poco pozo so that it has a big base but isn't very tall.

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December 18, 2014
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IMO you're better off with a group of Tapajos Red Heads and let them select out, but obviously this requires quite a large aquarium. I've know of people who have had them without issue in a 50 gallon aquarium , however we've had them giving each other a hard time in several hundred gallons.
I'd say the minimum for Dempseys would also be around the 50 gallon mark, in spite of the name they're far from a rogue, if anything tend to be shy. Always best to have plenty of refuges, preferably some where the female can fit and the male can't.
In my opinion, a far better choice for a biotope set-up would be a small group of one of the smaller Thorichthys, lovely sand-sifting fish, stunning colours and poor predators which means you can have various livebearer4s from the same area.

December 19, 2014
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No I would rather have the rocios I was leaning towards them anyways I don't really care for south american species. I like the African and Asian cichlids. The only reason I want the roccios is because they don't really look like they're from South American. i might be making my tank sooner than the year objective possily within three months and yeah it will be about an 80 gallon

base 34x34 3/8 thick

sides 34x14 1/4 thick

all in inches

When I make the base the bottom will be at about three feet high so that I can work on it easily

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