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You will need to put your catfishes into groups of 6, they are schooling.
 

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Reel lady fishing said:
I think I'm going to do 3 banjo catfish, 2 Raphael's, and a hoplo. Along with, 2 blue acaras, 2 rainbows, 3 fire mouths, 2 convict cichlid, 3 rams, 1 Laetacara. That will be all I think. And, do these fish sometimes breed in the tanks like African cichlids? And what do I feed these?
Too many of the same kind of fish, in a tank that is not big enough. I would get a 180 gallon if this is the stock you want. Or get one of everything, and leave some of the cichlids out.
 
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Too many of the same kind of fish, in a tank that is not big enough. I would get a 180 gallon if this is the stock you want. Or get one of everything, and leave some of the cichlids out.
I could do the 3 rams, 3 fire mouths, 2 convicts, 1 acara, 1 rainbow cichlid, and 2 apistos along with my catfish
 
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Reel lady fishing said:
I could do the 3 rams, 3 fire mouths, 2 convicts, 1 acara, 1 rainbow cichlid, and 2 apistos along with my catfish
That's 12 cichlids in a 75 gallon aquarium
 

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Reel lady fishing said:
That's 12 cichlids in a 75 gallon aquarium
With 6 bottom dwellers.

Rams, acara, rainbows and apistos are all fairly peaceful. Firemouths can be downright nasty for no reason. And convicts are hit and miss as well. Not to mention that firemouth and convicts will both breed in a bucket of water, and they can also breed with each other. So that's 5 fish that have the potential to become extremely aggressive if they spawn.

So, I would leave the dwarfs out completely if you want FM and Cons. And, I would still stick to singles. And I would also make sure your Con and FM are the same sex. Another thing, cichlids tend to stay at the bottom to mid level of the tank. Like your catfish.

Of what you listed, this is what I would do
3 banjo
1 raphael
1 hoplo
1 firemouth
1 convict
1 acara
1 rainbow

Then I would have a single species of schooling fish. Tiger barbs or larger tetra is what I would get.
 

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Dom90 said:
You will need to put your catfishes into groups of 6, they are schooling.
I don't think banjo catfish are schooling fish



 

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Aloeb1 said:
I don't think banjo catfish are schooling fish
Maybe not, but some catfish such as the pictus are.
 

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