Tank mate for my Oscar and Jack Dempsey?

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Darth Nandopsis replied the topic: Tank mate for my Oscar and Jack Dempsey?

"but the 75 gallon appears to be sufficient at this time. "

Appearences can be deceiving. I have seen this statement put forth by more people than I care to remember, & it never works out as intended....A 75GL tank is sufficient for a single Oscar OR JD regardless of current size. BN plecos will not survive long in a large cichlid tank. And with that stocking level, your nitrates will be off the charts; that's part & parcel of the biological process. Beyond that, territoriality will factor in sooner rather than later, & you will have that to contend with.

I would more than strongly recommend you not only do not add anything to this tank, but as stated previously, re-home all but the Oscar or JD, unless you plan to buy a MUCH larger tank (@ least a 125, if not bigger) very soon.

When stocking a cichlid aquarium, you stock basd on the adult size of the fish in question, not what it currently is. If you want to have multiple fish in that size tank, re-home the cichlids & start a community tank, tetras, live-bearers, cory cats,etc. A 75GL tank is a drop in the bucket when dealing w/ large cichlids, & you simply have too much fish for that size aquarium already.

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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FranktheFish13 replied the topic: Tank mate for my Oscar and Jack Dempsey?

Thanks for the response, jnet. I think we will upgrade the oscar, and possibly the jd, to the 150 and leave the bn plecos in the 75 to avoid any future problems.
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jnet replied the topic: Tank mate for my Oscar and Jack Dempsey?

that seems like a good idea, keep us posted and you can always start a small community fishtank in the 75gal. Dwarf gourami are nice and would work well with your bn plecs.

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Peeps replied the topic: Tank mate for my Oscar and Jack Dempsey?

Great idea. A nice big tropical tank.
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