I like Green terrors, sparkly with bright blue and red, full of personality, and a lot more 'manly' than any of the oscars I've owned.
dempsey or an oscar get way to big for a 30 gallon. But what you could do is a convict cichlid and a firemouth but that be it cause they both get up to 6".Okay, here goes it. my boyfriend has three sons and they want a boy fish. Like a mean big rough and tough fish. My male threadfin rainbows aren't quite their idea of a real fish. We were thinking either jack dempsey or an oscar. So I thought I'd put it out there for ideas. What do you think is the best "manly fish" and why? Please note its going in a 30 gallon tank, at least to start with.
I would like it to have some personality and look decent. I realize I can't do a planted tank for these. But I won't have to figure out what to do with my cull shrimp anymore.
Get to big for a 30 gallon.. inless a it a dwarfPike cichlids? Nasty and vicious piscivores.