Jack Dempsey With African Cichlids

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Joshbemis19, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Joshbemis19

    Joshbemis19 New Member Member

    I have a 75 gallon tank with 2 oscars in it. They’re about 3 inches long. I recently got an offer for a 5” Jack Dempsey Cichlid for free. Would it be okay to live with the Oscars? I’m worried that because the Jack Dempsey is much bigger it will hurt the Oscars
  2. C

    Cichlidnut Fishlore VIP Member

    Oscars are south American and not African. A 75 is only large enough for a single adult Oscar. I do not suggest adding a jack Dempsey.
  3. cpgarry

    cpgarry New Member Member

    Oscars grow rapidly they will outgrow the JD in no time and I would be worried about the JD surviving not the oscars lol

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