Mayan cichlid tank mates?

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Hey y’all so I’ve got a wild caught tank raised Mayan cichlid that is a little over 2 inches. Rn i have him in a 30 gallon with a Jaguar cichlid and I’m about to move them into a 75 gallon for the meantime until i can upgrade to a 6ft by 2ft. I was thinking about adding either a peacock bass, Oscar, or arowana to the 75 with them. Does anyone think this would be a good or bad idea or other fish to recommend please let me know.
 

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bad idea lol , none are compatible & arowanas need a big tank, not even 100gal is big enough. ...
oscars can be mean and like being territorial just like cichlids. jaguars get big as well. your tank isn't even big enough for the cichlids itself...
 
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ohfishstick said:
bad idea lol , none are compatible & arowanas need a big tank, not even 100gal is big enough. ...
oscars can be mean and like being territorial just like cichlids. jaguars get big as well. your tank isn't even big enough for the cichlids itself...
I clearly stated above i will be upgrading tank size once necessary. If an 8 by 2 in necessary then so be it but for now i have this 75 gallon. Just looking for tank mate ideas.
 

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Not having had any of those species I can’t comment with any certainty but would think if tank size is not a consideration any of them might be suitable subject to individual temperament. As for alternatives, I think a school of silver dollars would look good.
 

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BrandonInsoft said:
I clearly stated above i will be upgrading tank size once necessary. If an 8 by 2 in necessary then so be it but for now i have this 75 gallon. Just looking for tank mate ideas.
If you did research and read , then youll know thag even a 75gal isn't even properly suitable for a Jaguar. They need well over 100gal. Do some research..
 
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ohfishstick said:
If you did research and read , then youll know thag even a 75gal isn't even properly suitable for a Jaguar. They need well over 100gal. Do some research..
I am very much aware of this.... do you not understand that they are two inches at the moment. I will be upgrading them to either a 6 by 2 or 8 by 2 next year once we move into the new house. For now i have a 75 gallon. It doesn’t make sence for me to buy a huge tank to put into an apt for under a year then try to move it.
 

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I've never kept a Mayan, but did raise several Festae, close cousins of the Mayan Cichlid.
I kept Salvini, Rivulatus, Firemouth, Dull Eye Royal Pleco & various Silver Dollars as tankmates.
Hope things work out for you. Mayans are very nice looking cichlids.
 
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A201 said:
I've never kept a Mayan, but did raise several Festae, close cousins of the Mayan Cichlid.
I kept Salvini, Rivulatus, Firemouth, Dull Eye Royal Pleco & various Silver Dollars as tankmates.
Hope things work out for you. Mayans are very nice looking cichlids.
Thank you. Im currently debating if I should try to put one or two more late aggressive cichlids with him like a flower horn or if I should get some schooling fish like silver dollars.
 

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Not a FH. A male Mayan is a very athletic fish & will likely injure the aggressive but clumsy FH.
Maybe a male Carpintis. Quite a tough, colorful fish. Some develope a small nuchal hump & look similar to a FH.
 
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Not a FH. A male Mayan is a very athletic fish & will likely injure the aggressive but clumsy FH.
Maybe a male Carpintis. Quite a tough, colorful fish. Some develope a small nuchal hump & look similar to a FH.
I love this response. Ive yet to hear of one of these carpinits and the electric blue carpintis looks stunning and would add a different color to the tank.
 

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