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Unread 06-30-2012, 5:10 PM   #1
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Hello from Pennsylvania

I recently set up a 55 gallon cichlid tank containing 1 Tiger Oscar, 1 Pleco and 2 Cory Catfish. I've always had some size and type of aquarium set up since my childhood. At one time a 55 gallon saltwater. I'm new to cichlids and wonder if there are any fish I can add to the tank.
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Unread 06-30-2012, 5:40 PM   #2
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I wouldn't add anything to the tank without getting a bigger home for your Oscar. It will outgrow a 55 before too long. If you want to keep multiple cichlids in a 55, rehome him and get smaller stuff.


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Unread 06-30-2012, 6:58 PM   #3
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I wouldn't add anything to the tank without getting a bigger home for your Oscar. It will outgrow a 55 before too long. If you want to keep multiple cichlids in a 55, rehome him and get smaller stuff.


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In addition, my friends oscar tried to eat his cory cat. The cory was lodged in the Oscars mouth. Both died as a result. I would rehome the oscar asap.
There are many cichlids that will do fine with cories and won't outgrow a 55.

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Unread 06-30-2012, 9:04 PM   #4
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Welcome and the info above is on the money.
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Welcome to the forum. +1 on the info above.
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Unread 07-01-2012, 11:32 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum!!! Jon and Andrew are right on!


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welcome - as you see above there are lots or really knowledgeable folks here - just ask and heed their advice and you will do just great.
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I almost lost an Oscar because of him trying to eat a cory cat. It got stuck in his mouth. I would relocate the cories, or the Oscar. Together probably won't work out.
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