# How big of a tank does an African cichlid need?

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## How big of a tank does an African cichlid need?

A well stocked African cichlid tank will rival many saltwater aquariums in brilliant colors. Housing: Most of these fish grow to an adult size of 5 to 8”. To keep these active and colorful fish we advise at least 55 gallons. A 60 to 100 gallon is even better to allow for future growth.

**How many African cichlids can I put in a 75 gallon aquarium?**

Here’s a handy tank size chart to determine how many cichlids to put in a tank:

Tank size | Number of cichlids |
---|---|

40 gallons (151.41 liters) | Upto 4 Cichlids |

55 gallons (208.19 liters) | 2 males and 2 females |

60 gallons (227.12 liters) | 2 males and 2 females + 1 female Cichlid |

75 gallons (283.90 liters) | 3 males and 3 females |

**How big are cichlids in a 55 gallon tank?**

You can put 10 to 15 cichlids in a 55-gallon aquarium. With that said, it all depends on what type of cichlid you have. Cichlids are a very diverse fish family – some varieties are tiny, but some are huge. As a general rule, a two-inch cichlid requires ten gallons of water to live comfortably.

### How many Mbunas are in a 60 gallon tank?

Keep 8 to 12 Mbunas per 30 U.S. gallons of water. Always respect your fish’s minimum tanks requirements. The more fish you add to your tank, the more harmonious it will be. Adding more fish adds extra bioload to your tank.

**Can you have 2 Oscars in a 75 gallon tank?**

You can have two oscar fish in a 75-gallon tank. Oscar fish can grow to be as big as 16 inches long, and a full-grown oscar needs a 55-gallon tank or bigger. For every extra oscar fish, you need to add at least 20 gallons to the tank. Thus, you can keep a pair of oscar fish comfortably in a 75-gallon tank.

**Can 2 Oscars live in a 75-gallon tank?**

#### How many Mbuna are in a 75 gallon?

**Can an Oscar live in a 55-gallon tank?**

You should keep a maximum of 1 oscar in a 55-gallon tank. Oscars are big fish. They can reach 12” and sometimes larger. They eat a lot of food and create a lot of waste.

**How big will an Oscar get in a 55 gallon tank?**

In a 55 gallon tank Oscar Fish can get up to 9 inches. Oscar Fish can grow larger up to 20 inches if you provide it larger tank. If you are keeping small juvenile Oscar then a 55 gallon tank is fine for 1 year. Then its growth will be stunted and you will need to upgrade the tank.

## Can an Oscar live in a 55 gallon tank?

**How many Oscars can go in a 75-gallon tank?**

You can have two oscar fish in a 75-gallon tank. Oscar fish can grow to be as big as 16 inches long, and a full-grown oscar needs a 55-gallon tank or bigger. For every extra oscar fish, you need to add at least 20 gallons to the tank.

**Can Jack Dempseys live with African cichlids?**

Generally, the answer is no – it is not a great idea to mix these species. Particularly considering the size difference, a Jack Dempsey is likely to harass, bully and pick on the smaller African Cichlids, who may not be able to defend themselves leading to injury and in some cases, death.