A friends wife has been left with back/neck/ and closed head injury following an auto accident. She has been downstate with family for therapy and told him to give me the tanks and fish.
He dropped off some tanks the other day after combining the fish in one tank. He had already forgot to care for them and they lost several.
So I now added to my old, 40 gallon long community tank and my old 10 gallon, I have two more 10 gallons and what I think is a tall 15. Filters, lids, lights and heaters but no gravel or substrate. I filled them with water after wiping and rinsing well.
And he called to say he was bringing the fish on Sunday night. So I won't have time to do a cycle or proper set up.
Now my question: I know there are a few Cichlids of which one is large enough she used to keep them separated and I know she had firemouth??? and Jack Dempsy. Will the Jack Dempsy be ok by himself in the tall tank???
I will be splitting my community fish into the smaller tanks and use the 40 long for the firemouths. So for the single larger cichlid will a bare bottom 15 or 20 tall with a piece of driftwood be ok temp set up?