Hi all,

I have a 75-gallon tank in my office with 14 cichlids and one pleco at the moment. I had 20 at one point but have lost a guy here and there over the past year. The largest fish is about 6 inches long and the smallest about 3 inches. I believe most are mbuna, but some might not be. For example, I have a few jalo reef and a bright blue johanni and also a badass-looking livingstoni.

A friend of mine is selling his house and has a 500-gallon half-round tank with 5 LARGE oscars and a beautiful Jack Dempsey. He's offered me the Dempsey which is about 7-8 inches. Gorgeous bright blues and greens.

Thought I'd ask the hub for advice. Would it work? Is the tank too small? Would the Dempsey gobble up any of my current cichlids. Should I not risk it?

Thanks!

Dan

I have a 75-gallon tank in my office with 14 cichlids and one pleco at the moment. I had 20 at one point but have lost a guy here and there over the past year. The largest fish is about 6 inches long and the smallest about 3 inches. I believe most are mbuna, but some might not be. For example, I have a few jalo reef and a bright blue johanni and also a badass-looking livingstoni.

A friend of mine is selling his house and has a 500-gallon half-round tank with 5 LARGE oscars and a beautiful Jack Dempsey. He's offered me the Dempsey which is about 7-8 inches. Gorgeous bright blues and greens.

Thought I'd ask the hub for advice. Would it work? Is the tank too small? Would the Dempsey gobble up any of my current cichlids. Should I not risk it?

Thanks!

Dan