The boyfriend is currently deployed, so, to surprise the man when he gets back, I'm gonna get him his favorite fish - the tiger oscar. He consented to a 55 gal tank for this fish...so I got a 75 because it was on sale. Don't tell him... >.> I've done my research, and decided...no plants, all rocks, and a couple of fun plastic decorations for the little fella to toss around as he grows up. Feed primarily high-quality pellets, switching it up with some live foods for treats. He needs room to swim, so keep whatever decor i want to a minimum. Also, i have a HOB filter right now, rated for a 75 gal to start my tank cycling, with the intent to purchase a large cannister filter in the future, prior to stocking. The size of the tank means I could keep only him in there, and possibly a pleco or other sucker fish. Of course...some crazy folks on the Google got me thinking. I would love to have an angelfish someday, or several, but I have heard both good and bad things about pairing angels and oscars. Some say they've had those two in smaller tanks than mine for years with no problems. Others, said their angels were stressed to death within a week. So, from the cichlids experts out there...is my tiger running solo, or can he have buddies? Even if angels are off the list, can an oscar live with any other fish species? Preferably schoolers, my boyfriend likes watching those "herds of fish". I'll take progress photos and upload them using the computer (is there an easy way to upload images using mobile devices?) as time goes. I would love to shock my boo-thang with a nice fish, but if everybody says negative things about newbies and oscars, I suppose I could make some changes. Thank you so much for all of your advice!!