I Put A Jewel Cichlid In A Community Tank

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I broke the rule of thumb to never put a cichlid in a community tank, I said why not and whatever happens happens and did it anyway and so far he’s getting along with the other fish and everything is going well, I was told jewels are one of the more peaceful of the chichlids but I was still told not to do it lol.

My tank has
-2 gouramis
-2 giant danios
-1 dojo loach
-1 rhino pleco
-1 jewel cichlid
 

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If it works it works. Just keep in mind that cichlids are cichilds. Some that are peaceful can become aggressive over time.
 

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I heard that jewel cichlids are a bit community friendly but when the get paired and want to lay eggs they will turn to super aggressive killing machines
 
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Sina-key said:
I heard that jewel cichlids are a bit community friendly but when the get paired and want to lay eggs they will turn to super aggressive killing machines
What are some other peaceful more community friendly African cichlids
 

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African cichlids generally aren't community friendly. If you want to keep cichlids in a community, dwarf cichlids such as German blue rams, Bolivian rams, or apistos are your best bet.
 
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shutterbug13 said:
African cichlids generally aren't community friendly. If you want to keep cichlids in a community, dwarf cichlids such as German blue rams, Bolivian rams, or apistos are your best bet.
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