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In the near future I plan to set up a 125 gallon tank, with either 5 cariba, or 6-7 natts/red bellies. I would be feeding a mixture of frozen shrimp, fish, squid, and octopus, and if I can cichlid pellets. I would like to a have a moderately planted tank, with a high current. I also like some activity in the tank. Which group of fish would be most interesting to keep, I know you might say cariba, but what are some positives about natts too. And which would you say are more active, throughout their life. And how active?
 

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But since cariba are meaner, wouldn't there be more torn fins?
 

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phil said:
But since cariba are meaner, wouldn't there be more torn fins?
Not really, when I had just reds and cariba they lived very peacefully together. I would get the occasional fin nip but not often. Since I added different pygos the aggression has gone up but for now they are playing nicely.
 

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i would also go mixed 3 cariba and 3 natts youll save some money also and probably wont see that much of a difference in temprement when they are mixed ,where as all natts maybe a lot more skittish but it does depend on the individual fish,
since i got rid of my 2 largest reds keeping 2 smaller ones with a piraya the 2 sml reds swim constantly almost which they never did before and the piraya is just keeping out their way but probably needs time to settle.
i think the 2 larger reds kept the smaller ones from doing what they wanted too do
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Cariba are more active throughout their life due to territorial behavior!

The best looking if you want them for shoal!

Forget about Natts!
 

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I would go mixed
 

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a mixed shoal looks awesome and you would be suprised on the agreesionlevel your natts will gain and they become more risky.
 

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Mixed pygo tank - variety is the spice of life!
 

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I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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If I only had one choice Cariba. But strong suggest mixed Pygos!! 3 Caribas 3 RBs..
 
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