I have a 75 gallon tank which had a huge die off several months ago. I lost several of my favorite fish including my Ropefish, my favorite one eyed Yoyo Loach, my favorite Dojo Loach, several Tiger Barbs, and more. I have no clue what happened, but my remaining fish (all bottom feeders) are doing fine.
After the die off I decided to just let these remaining fish die off and then tear my tank down and be done with it, but now I've had a change of heart.
I'm considering getting some Firemouth Cichlids. The water parameters here seem to match their preferences and of course this tank is large enough, but I do still have some questions.
1- Will they get along with my current fish (3 yoyo loaches, 2 dojo loaches, and a 10" sailfin pleco)?
2- Provided they will get along with them, how many adult Firemouths could I keep in this tank?
3- I'll most likely have to get juvies, is there a way to sex them easily? Is there a recommended ration on what to keep?
4- Last question... what kind of tank mates do you keep with yours?
75G- (3) Firemouth Cichlids, (10) Tiger Barbs, (3) Dojo Loaches, (3) Yoyo Loaches, and (1) Sailfin Pleco.
46G- (3) Pearl Gouramis, (5) Black Skirt Tetras, (7) Harlequin Rasboras, (3) Dojo Loaches, (1) Clown Pleco