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I am about to start cycling another 55gal tank i just picked up. I am currently building the stand for it now, so i have some time to research some different fish for it and different setups. what cichlids will enjoy a 55gal tank. I want a pair of Jack Demseys, but im not sure if 55gal is big enough for a pair. I am open to suggestions. thanks
 

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i kept 1 in a 15gal for 8 years so im pretty sure u can keep a male/female pair in a 55.
 

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i kept 1 in a 15gal for 8 years so im pretty sure u can keep a male/female pair in a 55.
i was under the impression that the males get quite large and a pair is more suitable for a 75gal.
 

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bigger is always better for jds but ive kept a breding pair in a 50 gal corner tank by them selves with no prob. you could do a small group of firemouths 4-6 or salvinis in a 55
 

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ok thanks. I have a nice Jack dempsey i just picked up that is going to go in there. He is currently in another 55gal waiting for his own tank. Actually i think its a female, but its about 6.5" so far. Beautiful fish. Got it a 5" 4 striped Pictus catfish to clean up its mess.
 

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If you ever do decide to get salvini, get wild caught ones. the non-native ones here in south florida are absolutely gorgeous!
 

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A couple idea's.
Eartheaters, Geophagus Brasiliensis, Jurupari?
Aequidens family? Gold Saum's and Green Terror's? ;)
Had a Gold Saum...nice!
 
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