I was thinking about getting a 45 gallon tank, I wanted to put dwarf cichlids in it how many can I have. Also can I mix and match species of dwarf cichlids or does it have to be a specific number of each.
6-8 apistos??? That is wayyyyyyy too much for a area of 36x12. The pairs could work,Trio of apistohrammas 1m/2f.
pair of keyholes, bolivian rams, gbrs, golden dwarf cichlids, dwarf flag cichlids, kribs or checker board cichlids.
You could also do 6-8 apistgrammas. For 6 2m/4f. For 7 2m/5f. For 8 3m/5f.