Central American Cichlids • 75 G mates

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75 G mates

Postby felipefaccini » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:11 pm

I'm upgrading to a 75G, I have 2 baby Jack dempseys and 2 baby convicts. What mate subjestions do you have.

I was thinking on 2 firemouth and 2 mbuna and a pleco

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Re: 75 G mates

Postby Oscar6 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:44 am

Tank will be full with adults of what you have. If there are m/f pairs, then territorial instincts will kick in and only one pair will remain. No to keeping African Mbuna with CA cichlids. No to a pleco. A small species may be picked on, a bigger one is too much bioload for 75g holding 4 cichlids.
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Re: 75 G mates

Postby Apolly » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:47 pm

the last time i had a pair of jacks in a 75 gallon i couldnt put anything else in there with them.and the male eventually killed the female after spawning several times.right now i have a 10 inch red devil in a 75 with several small dithers which he seems to ignore.all attempts to put him in a larger tank with other cichlids has failed.
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