75 Gallon Tank Could this work?

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I would say adding the 2 Cichlids is perfect stocking for your tank and I would not go anything above anymore. However I think you should add 5 more cory cats as they would feel safer and less stressed.
 
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Roboticsbede said:
I would say adding the 2 Cichlids is perfect stocking for your tank and I would not go anything above anymore. However I think you should add 5 more cory cats as they would feel safer and less stressed.
Ok perfect! I was planning on more cory cats, but the lfs is out atm, and petsmart has an ich outbreak
 

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Not advisable. Yellow labs are mbuna cichlids, totally different requirements than BPs and the rest of your stock. There are a number of NA/SA cichlid species you could go for that would be far more compatible.
 

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I believe the two aren't compatible and I would not put them together in any tank.

Like suggested once you get a good fish source I suggest upping the corydoras especially since you have a 75 which can appropriately fit a lot, and if I remember correctly you can do the same for the congos. I could be wrong of course.

I don't really know any. Well I do but don't want to give an incompatible species on accident.
 
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MikeRad89 said:
Not advisable. Yellow labs are mbuna cichlids, totally different requirements than BPs and the rest of your stock. There are a number of NA/SA cichlid species you could go for that would be far more compatible.
I didnt know that, the lfs said theyd work well. Could you reccomend me a few that could work in the 75 with my BP?
 

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I have 3 electric blue acara that are thriving with a bristle nose and other community fish.
other options-
kribenses, key holes, angelfish.
other colourful fish - boesmani rainbow fish, turquoise rainbowfish...
 

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Theres a huge variety you can choose from. You’ve got plenty of room in a tank that size. Kribensis (although west African) are a fun choice. Rams are a common choice. If I were you I’d go with a group of fire mouth cichlids. Small but can hold their own.
 

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Princethepurplebetta said:
Hi guys. I have a 75 gallon planted tank. So far i have a full grown BP, 6 congo tetras, and 3 cory cats (getting more when lfs gets them in). Could i add 2 yellow lab cichlids? If not, any suggestions on some colorful fish that would work? Thanks!
I had this issue I really like the Cichlids but my water parameters would need to change so I went with German blue face rams and there are other dwarfs Cichlids that will work but these guys so really be considered
 

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Tallen78 said:
I had this issue I really like the Cichlids but my water parameters would need to change so I went with German blue face rams and there are other dwarfs Cichlids that will work but these guys so really be considered
If i were to go with rams, do i need a group of them? Or would 2 be ok?
 

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If i were to go with rams, do i need a group of them? Or would 2 be ok?
I purchased 9 3 males and 6 female they don’t really school up unless they are feeding and I have a big tank with a lot of hides but l believe they will do well as a pair
 

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I purchased 9 3 males and 6 female they don’t really school up unless they are feeding and I have a big tank with a lot of hides but l believe they will do well as a pair
 

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