I just bought a 36 gallon tank and wanted to try breeding a pair of cichlids. I'm hoping to find ones that have at least a little bit of color, but with this being my first time trying, I want something that is easy. Is it easier to breed a mouthbreeder or an egglayer? Also, is it better to buy a pair from the lfs, or buy them separate and hope they pair off and if I buy them separate, do I buy more than one female (I have a larger tank I can move one to if I need to). Do cichlids pair for life or do they just mate with anything? Thanks for any advice.