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    :p 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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    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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    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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    Welcome to the forum!!! Jon and Andrew are right on!


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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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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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