What size tank is needed for Tiger Oscar, Jack Dempsey and 4 SDs

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Agentrohail created the topic: What size tank is needed for Tiger Oscar, Jack Dempsey and 4 SDs

I'm planning on keeping one Tiger Oscar, one Jack dempsey and 4 Silver dollars together so I was wondering are they compatible? And if so what sized tank is needed to keep all of them happy together?






Btw just out of curiosity, is the Jack Dempsey stronger or the oscar? :S
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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: What size tank is needed for Tiger Oscar, Jack Dempsey and 4 SDs

For that stock level I would state no less than 125 US GL.

Cichlid compatibility is never guaranteed.

SD's would be acceptable tank-mates, provided they have enough swimming room to be able to get away from aggression.

If by "stronger" you mean more aggressive, usually the JD by far....but there are some very aggressive Oscars out there.

What filtration do you plan to use? Just note.....cichlids are very prodigious waste producers, & you will need very efficient mechanical & biological filtration.

Do you understand how the nitrogen cycle works?

I would recommend you do some research on cichlids....go out & purchase a copy of this book:



"The Cichlid Aquarium" by Dr. P.V. Loiselle

This will help you to understand what is entailed in the keeping of cichlids.

THOSE WHO REFUSE KNOWLEDGE ARE DOOMED TO FAIL.

WATER CHANGES ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS HOBBY. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE SO OR SIMPLY DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING THEM, RE-HOME YOUR FISH, SELL YOUR AQUARIUM & FIND ANOTHER HOBBY, AS YOU WILL FAIL UTTERLY, COMPLETELY, & MISERABLY.
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