I recently purchased a 55 gallon and I believe that my cycle has completed. That being said I think I have decided to go with a cichlid tank, as I find them all to be very attractive fish.
I was talking with a local petstore owner and I believe that I am going to follow his advice unless anyone on here thinks that it isn't a good idea. I most likely am going to go with 2 oscars, probably long finned. They are gorgeous oscars!
After the Oscars grow to at least 1/2 of their full adult size, I'm going to add a single Jack Dempsey, just to see how they do.
After the Oscars are full grown and the Jack Demspy is approximately 3/4 in size, I'm going to add 3-4 convicts.
Now, for my questions!
1.) Slight overstock? Still have room? Perfect fit? Largely Overstocked? (Keep in mind theres NO fish in it---yet.)
2.) Are long finned oscars hard to get? I know that they can be slightly harder to care for because of thier fins being long and attractive for other cichlids to attack... If they are hard to get, anyone know where I should begin to look?
3.) I have two Marineland Bio-Wheel Filters (350's) for my 55 gallon. I know this is pretty much an overkill, however is it too much?