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In the process of setting up a 75 gallon, no set in stone plans but I wouldn't mind trying to have a breeding pair. The typical convict and firemouth come to mind as I love both of them, but I wouldn't mind trying something new either. I see mention of Rainbow cichlids now and then, in a 75, how many could I safely have? What other fish could I home with them? Do you Rainbow owners recommend them?
 

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I like Rainbow cichlids a lot. Very durable and pretty fish. They do breed pretty prolifically, but the parenting process is usually interesting. In a 75, maybe two pair? I think that would work in a 75.

You could have Central American livebearers with them. Or another dwarf Central American cichlid, like Amatitlania myrnae, but you could end up with a lot of breeding going on, things could get tense.
 

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Thanks for the reply! Those are beautiful fish! How would I go about getting the pairs? I know with certain species you'd get a male or two and 2-3 females for each male, let them "naturally" pair off then remove the others. Is that what I'd do for rainbows?
 

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Bd79 said:
You could do that, or you could just get a group (5-6) of juveniles and see who pairs off.
Yeah I think that's what I'll do. Just gotta do some more research on what else I'd like to have with them. Thanks for the help!
 
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