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    Hello, I've got a question about my cichlid tank. It is a 75 gallon tank and has good filtration, heat and lighting.
    Current stock-
    CICHLIDS
    1 red jewel
    1 yellow lab
    1 orange blotched zebra
    1 bumble bee
    1 ice blue zebra
    1 auratus
    CATFISH
    1 large pimelodus albofasciatus
    PLECO
    1 large sail fin

    All cichlids are about 4-5.5 inches long with the red jewel being the largest and the auratus being the smallest. Both the catfish and the pleco are around 8-7.7 inches.
    wondering is there is some kind of hardy schooling fish i could introduce or is my tank relatively full as it is?

    Thanks,

    Justin

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    Your tank was full when you put in the large sailfin pleco. These are large 18"-24" fish, and are a huge bioload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Your tank was full when you put in the large sailfin pleco. These are large 18"-24" fish, and are a huge bioload.
    what if i was to rehome the pleco? i guess my main question is if there are any schooling fish i could successfully keep with cichlids

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    Quote Originally Posted by bull_trout View Post
    what if i was to rehome the pleco? i guess my main question is if there are any schooling fish i could successfully keep with cichlids
    Your cichlids are pretty big now. You'd be lucky if at least a few of them don't view a schooling fish as lunch. If you add extremely large schooling fish you are back to the bio-load issue. Your tank sounds full now unless you can do daily WCs. Cichlids will continue to grow.

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