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 Post subject: a 125G Show tank
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Ok im new to this forum but came from another. Im buying a 125g from my wifes brother in law for 150 for everything. Question is im not to knoweledgable on tangs. Im wanting to do something like a group of fronts and a group of BCWP calvus and maybe a pair of brichardi or julies instead....Im wanting to make this tank a show/dream tank. Any thought on how to set this up or if this would even work? and if not why and what could i do that would work? Thanks in advance


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welcome. a group of 6-8 fronts and a handful of BCWP calvus would be great in that tank. julies and brichardi could get eaten by the fronts eventually, so that may not be the best idea. it has been done, but there is a risk involved.

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what else would i be able to add in the tank with the fronts and the calvus? or is that about stocked up? what about throwing some crypts in the tank? would they work or get eaten?


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should be able to do a good job of it with that tank. Everything you mention is doable but there is always risk of unpredictable behavior when mixing cichlids. :)

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I agree 6 fronts and some BCWP woule look aw some or some phetropheus duboisi would look nice also both are calm cichlids to with black and white sand or straight black with a few caves and some rock structures good luck

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how many bcwp should i put into the tank? remember im putting a pair of brichardi in here as well

I have a question also. I have a 6" front. not sure if male or female. its starting to get abump on its head but its a very thin bump. Looks funny. I got this fish from my boss. Ill take a pic and post it here in a bit cus im not even sure what species of frontosa it is...


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Heres pictures of my frontosa. First one is from when i got it from my boss. I had it first then put a red top hongi in the same tank with it and some labs and stuff and the front got beat up so i put him in my other tank with my brichardi and what had trets in it. the lone tret got moved to the mbuna tank and now i have my frontosa and a pair +1 brichardi in my 55g till i get my 125 set up. Im not sure what species he is all i know is he has 6 lines. The pictures after the fist one are from what he looks like now. His bump is really thin and im not sure why. My boss gave me this fish. He said he feed it floating pellets and flake and he had him in a 40g breeder. with hob filters. I have a 55g with a sun sun 303b uv. What would be causing his bump to shrink? the brichardi are only like 1.5" so i know its not them doing anything. Oh and when i go to put him into the 125 how big do the other guys have to be before i can put them in with him?
He also said he had the fish for 4 years since it was a baby so i dont even know if its a male or female for sure.

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This guys looks VERY unhealthy!!! :shock:

He looks emaciated - gaunt! Stress bar another bad sign!

He's a bag of bones! Something is very wrong!

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yeah and what? he got beat up by that red top hongi and i moved him to this other tank to try and heal but im not sure whats going on. He only eats floating pellets too. not sure if that's a good thing from what ive read. i feed him pellets and i try to feed him sinking shrimp pellets but he don't eat them.


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Wow he doesnt look good at all try frozen brine shimp with spirulina its by hikari its super high in protien myfronts love it and I wouldnt put bichardi with the BCWP the bichardi are ruthless they will destroy the BCWP they are way to mellow

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ok ill give that a try


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yeah and what? he got beat up by that red top hongi and i moved him to this other tank to try and heal but im not sure whats going on. He only eats floating pellets too. not sure if that's a good thing from what ive read. i feed him pellets and i try to feed him sinking shrimp pellets but he don't eat them.


Keep lights off as much as possible and start an Epsom salt therapy. What size is the hospital tank he is in?

Frozen mysis and/or plankton.

Don't overfeed. Only as much as he will eat in 30 seconds at this point.

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He is in a 55g tank with my 1.5" brichardi theres 3 of those in there. If need be i can set up a 15g or a 10g tank to do salt dips or something.


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wow. he's in really rough shape. try some frozen brine shrimp. not too many fish can pass it up. he's a burundi too by the way.

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He is in a 55g tank with my 1.5" brichardi theres 3 of those in there. If need be i can set up a 15g or a 10g tank to do salt dips or something.


I would suggest leaving him in the 55 all by himself until he shows serious signs of recovery.

Make sure he has someplace to hide (completely out of sight). A 4" (diameter) piece of PVC would be perfect (perhaps a "wye"). Sometimes hardware stores do not have PVC / ABS that big - you can find it at a local plumbing supply house where plumbers and contractors by their materials for projects.

As far as Epsom Salt goes, I would suggest the following:
Day 1: 1 tbsp of Epsom on each side of the tank = 2 tbsp
Day 2: repeat dose
Day 3: repeat dose.

Try to keep the lights off as much as possible.

Again, best wishes!!!!

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