Adding rocks with fish in tank

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I’ve recently got myself 5 Cichlids. (Electric yellow) I thought education wise I’d be ready but I’m already worried.
Among the other million questions I have what I’d like to know for now is

Can I add rocks to their tank with them already in it?

I find they don’t have enough caves and I don’t want them any more stressed then I feel they already are.
 

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Mbuna will sometimes dig in the substrate. So whatever rocks, caves etc are placed in there, bury them down a bit into the substrate.

Thay way of they dig a pit next to one, the rock or cave wont fall over.

An easy way to build caves is with limestone rocks and flagstone.

Also, terra cotta pots are very cheap and safe to you on aquariums.

You can use a hammer to knock out a hole in the bottom. Lay the pot on the tank on its side. Now you have a instant cave they can swim through.

With a little skill, you can also break a portion of the side off and turn pot upside down for a cave with 1 entrance only.

Here are pics of terra cotta pots in our SA tank.

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