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Old 12-13-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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55 gallon tank

So my boss is giving me his old 55 next week and I'm wanting to go the cichlid route with this one

I was thinking something central or South American so if hukkit, freakgecko, or mike sees this I would greatly appreciate your input

Is a 55 something I can do a pair of oscars or jack dempseys or something of that nature in, I have been reading conflicting things online and I'm not too sure

I'm open to any and all suggestions though, price isn't too much of a limiting factor either

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I'm not any of those people and don't have much experience with big central american cichlids but I can pretty confidently say a pair of oscars or JDs in a 55 is a bad idea. A single JD would work. Outside of that I can't say much.
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I'm not any of those people and don't have much experience with big central american cichlids but I can pretty confidently say a pair of oscars or JDs in a 55 is a bad idea. A single JD would work. Outside of that I can't say much.

Thanks! Yea that's what I was figuring just wanted to check on here, I really appreciate it though!


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If you want to do more than a single look into this thread. 40B stocking
If you decide to do a single with some dithers I would keep it under 11" at full size.
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If you want to do more than a single look into this thread. 40B stocking

If you decide to do a single with some dithers I would keep it under 11" at full size.

That's the thread I remember seeing awhile back, thanks so much mike!


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There are many peaceful options as well. Do you want a community? Planted?


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There are many peaceful options as well. Do you want a community? Planted?


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My other tanks are planted communities, I didn't think planted would work with the larger new world cichlids

This tank is going to be in the living room so I want 1-4 larger colorful fish in there that will be more eye catching for guests if you know what I mean


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Kinda an unorthodox suggestion but, how about a bunch of botia kubotai? They're beautiful, they get around 6 inches, you can have a big group of them in a 55, full of personality but also peaceful? A group of adults would be super eye-catching and if you set it up right they'll always be out and about and use the entire water column.
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Kinda an unorthodox suggestion but, how about a bunch of botia kubotai? They're beautiful, they get around 6 inches, you can have a big group of them in a 55, full of personality but also peaceful? A group of adults would be super eye-catching and if you set it up right they'll always be out and about and use the entire water column.

That is an interesting suggestion, I'll have to do some more research on them and consider that


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With a good water change schedule a pair of jacks is fine. They grow fairly slow and are near the bottom end of the aggression scale.
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