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Electric Blue Jack Dempsey tank mates
So my 75g tank is approaching the time for when i can begin to add fish, and i'm trying to figure out a good set of fish to have. I'm a littler overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of cichlid breeds, as well as how careful you have to be with setting up compatible tank mates.
The fish i want the most is an Electric Blue Jack Dempsey. I'd like him (or her) to be the centerpiece. Other than that, i'm up in the air. My girlfriend and I are into the colorful fish more than anything. Less aggressive is better as far as we're concerned. I like the look of the Electric Yellow Labs (blue ones are cool, as well) and Clown Loaches i think are kinda cool, and i've always had a love for Oscars. But i'm afraid if i put an EBJD and Oscar in the same tank, that pretty much limits what else we can get in there. A Pleco would be alright, but i don't love the look of them when they get huge, so does anyone know of any similar fish that stay a little smaller?
If we did put an Oscar in there as well, how many other fish, if any, do you think i could safely put in it? And how often would i need to do water changes? I'd PREFER to only have to do them ever 2 weeks.
If we don't put an Oscar in, what other suggestions would you guys have? and how many other fish do you think we could get in there with it? I like the active community look...