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So I set up my 75 Gal tank and this is what I started with:

2x Firemouths
2x Convicts
2x Green Terrors
2x JD's
2x Cory Cats

Well I decided I wanted some color in the tank and bought a Tri-color(Salvini) Cichlid that was about the same size. Well I got him on Saturday and by Monday both my Cory's were gone and one of my GT's was ripped to shreds and dead. The other GT is fine but it seems his tail got nipped. Now I was thinking the first culprit would have to be the Salvini since he was the newest but he rarely show signs of aggresion. So should I take him back to the LFS or hope "Jack the Ripper" doesnt take out the rest of my fish?
 

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Dear god man. you are going to have some serious aggression problems unless you remove most of those fish. I would recommend keeping the jack dempseys. from my personal experience they are great to have a pair in a 55 gal, even a 75 gal would be better.

how big are these fish?
 

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They are all juvies...the GT is around 3"...the Con is around 4" and the Sal is around 3"...the others are small...The JD's are maybe 2"
 

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I blame the big Con. I would imagine he is alpha and runs the show. They can be real nasty.

If you can sex them you might be ok with 4 or 5 females.

....Bill
 
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