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Old 09-21-2020, 08:15 AM   #1
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75g American Cichlid compatability?

Iíve decided to turn my new 75g into a CA setup.

Iíll have to learn how to manage a planted Aquarium, but Iím excited to learn.

Fish-wise, I know thereís no garuntee, but I wanted to see if thereís any immediate compatibility issues with this stock:

Jack Dempsey
Red Terror
Jaguar
6-8 Large Australian Rainbow Fish

Iím also interested in:

Salvini
Green terror
Convict

As other possible tank mates, but I figure for a 75g, 3 large American Cichlids is probably the right stocking.

If I could do a 4th, Iíd look at the Green Terror, or Salvini first.
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Iíve decided to turn my new 75g into a CA setup.

Iíll have to learn how to manage a planted Aquarium, but Iím excited to learn.

Fish-wise, I know thereís no garuntee, but I wanted to see if thereís any immediate compatibility issues with this stock:

Jack Dempsey
Red Terror
Jaguar
6-8 Large Australian Rainbow Fish

Iím also interested in:

Salvini
Green terror
Convict

As other possible tank mates, but I figure for a 75g, 3 large American Cichlids is probably the right stocking.

If I could do a 4th, Iíd look at the Green Terror, or Salvini first.
A 75 gallon aquarium is too small for those species except the Jack Dempsey. You will need a aquarium over 300 gallons to attempt to keep the Red Terror, Jaguar, and Jack Dempsey together once they matured. All cichlid species are territorial and require proper space. In the wild large cichlid patrol area of lakes larger than any average aquarium for the home.
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A 75 gallon aquarium is too small for those species except the Jack Dempsey. You will need a aquarium over 300 gallons to attempt to keep the Red Terror, Jaguar, and Jack Dempsey together once they matured. All cichlid species are territorial and require proper space. In the wild large cichlid patrol area of lakes larger than any average aquarium for the home.


What about the Salvini or Convicts?

Iím hearing varying things about tank size for these. Thereís a very popular Cichlid youtuber that literally has that same setup. (With the Salvini, green terror, Dempsey and Convict, not the Jaguar)
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75g American Cichlid compatability?

Oh, the red terror. And jaguar get up to 18Ē thats WAYYYYY too big, good looking out.
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What about a Firemouth?
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What about a Firemouth?
Yes a group of Firemouth would work.
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What about the Salvini or Convicts?

Iím hearing varying things about tank size for these. Thereís a very popular Cichlid youtuber that literally has that same setup. (With the Salvini, green terror, Dempsey and Convict, not the Jaguar)
Salvini are very mean and territorial. And they hide alot so are kinda boring imo. Firemouth and convicts will fit well in a 75 and both have loads of personality
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I would say if you decide on a jd or terror/saum that one or the other would be max on a 75 with the smaller convicts and/or fm's
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Gold sevrums are a good center piece fish
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Gold sevrums are a good center piece fish


Iím leaning more towards having a JD as a centerpiece fish.

So my revised plan, as if now anyway

Jack Dempsey

Honduran Red Point Convicts X 2

Yellow Firemouth x 2

Bosemani Rainbow Fish X 2
Australian Rainbowfish x 5

Petricola or Synodontis Catfish.

That might be too many fish
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Maybe go for an Electric Blue JD over the standard. They don't normally grow quite as large & are a little more subdued.
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Maybe go for an Electric Blue JD over the standard. They don't normally grow quite as large & are a little more subdued.
Yeah, that is true. But with the red points in there it'll prob be par
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In general I'm not a big fan of keeping Convicts. More or less a nuisance fish. Too prolific of a breeder w/ no outlets for unwanted fry.
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In general I'm not a big fan of keeping Convicts. More or less a nuisance fish. Too prolific of a breeder w/ no outlets for unwanted fry.


Iím just discovered yellow Firemouths!
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In general I'm not a big fan of keeping Convicts. More or less a nuisance fish. Too prolific of a breeder w/ no outlets for unwanted fry.
I love them, they're fun to watch in a cichlid tank. But your right about the breeding. I had mine spawn twice, now I have the females in a sorority tank alone, and the 3 males I had left spread amongst 3 other tanks. No one wants the fry even free. I fed dozens to my African cichlids (gasp!)
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