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    Default Firemouths in 55gal.


    0 Not allowed!
    Would it be practical to purchase 5 or 6 juvie FM's and let them pair up on their own then return or rehome the others and only keep one pair in a 55gallon tank? OR purchase 5-6 and keep all of them or would that be too many for that size tank? on the other hand could a pair of FM's be housed with a single female Jack Dempsey in a 75gal? More questions to follow after these receive answers!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Default Firemouths in 55gal.


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    Get 6, keep a pair and return the rest. That's the best way to get a pair.

    Regarding mixing the firemouths with a JD, I'll defer to someone with experience with those specific fish. A 75 would be a lot better than a 55, that much I'm sure of. The extra 6 inches of width makes a big difference.
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    0 Not allowed!
    A 75 is just about big enough for a fully grown JD alone, adding a breeding pair of firemouths would be pushing it. Might be alright for a while, but you never know when a fish could get torn up or killed. On the other hand, if there was something like a couple of raphael catfish in the tank that would eat the fry after the lights are out it would reduce the chances of disaster between the cichlids. Firemouths produce large numbers of fry, regularly, and you'll need something to cull them in any case.

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    0 Not allowed!
    I wouldn't put a JD with a pair of firemouths, especially if you get an aggressive JD. IT will defend the whole 4 foot tank.

    JD's can also interbreed with FM's, so there is a chance the FM pair that you have can break up and you can end up with hybrids.


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