Parrot Fish In New Setup Soon

Accents

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Hello! I'm soon moving my two blood parrot cichlids into a 47 gallon tank, and I'm planning on it being heavily planted. Unfortunately I couldn't go any bigger, but if there are ever extreme water quality issues or aggression I have a store that I can take them to. Right now, they are extremely skittish whenever I get near to them. They readily take food, but unless I'm motionless for a couple minutes, they just hide. Is it because I'm not spending enough time with them? Would dither fish (diamond tetras, cories) work in the new tank?

In the new setup, I also wanted manzanita driftwood across 2/3 of it. Could they injured themselves when they're rushing around? That's my main fear. Also, are they plant-friendly? I can't imagine them going after any plants but I just want to be sure.
 

Fashooga

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Dither fish will help but eventually cichlids are what they are, cichlids. They might eat up the dither fish...happened to me.

But they might leave them alone. It's a shot in the dark with personalities.
 
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Accents

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Would they injure themselves darting around the tank on the Manzanita? Thanks for the response!
 

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