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Thanks for the insight. This tank is 120g - so hopefully enough room. I did just watch them tear apart a shrimp... an Angel fish joined in on the hunt.I have one pretty personable parrot in a planted 36gal with 7 corydoras and 2 BN plecos. The little guy will sometimes "charge" at the other fish but because of its deformed mouth he can't really harm anyone. Ideally you want them in large tank with similarly sized cichlids. They can be a bit mean but if there's enough room they should be fine.
How large is your tank? Looks larger than a 55gal and the stocking looks pretty good too so I don't think you will have too many problems. They are usually fairly calm or so I hear, just keep an eye on them.
How did you get "extra" fish exactly? Just curious.
It is annoying - They gave me 30% off my next order. I'm about to stock a 240 gallon aquarium from scratch… So they may regret that. It is still annoying though. It's not like they sent me five extra tetras. Three cichlids that will get to be 6 inches long and aggressive… Gee thanks!That's actually a bit annoying, because what if you didn't have room for these extra fish? I'd contact them and let them know of their mistake.
isThat's actually a bit annoying, because what if you didn't have room for these extra fish? I'd contact them and let them know of their mistake.
I just checked out the chocolate cichlid and various severums...wow! I realize now that I know very little about cichlids. I thought they were all pretty much aggressive and you had to keep an overly stocked tank to keep aggression down...I had no idea there were so many gentle giants out there in the cichlids world. Now I'm excited def getting a chocolate and some severums. Do I need a couple schools of other fish to keep these shy cichlids out and about? Maybe a school of giant danios and some rainbows? So glad I connected w/you here. I was about to get a bunch of smaller fish that would've totally been lost in such a big tank.I'd leave out the gudgeons - they're rather small and are likely to be lost/outcompeted. I might go with something larger than keyholes, too, like chocolate cichlid or severums.
Are you going to use the aquasoil in the 240? That'll be super expensive - you can grow plants just fine with cheap sand, if you're interested. It won't change the pH either.