I'm personally open to species but I like apistos and german blue's (especially Electric Blue Ram Dwarf Cichlid (Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi))MacZ said:It depends on the species, but in general keeping them solo depraves them of behavioural cues and enrichment.
Most Dwarf cichlids are no schooling fish either.
What species/genus are you thinking of? German Blue Rams, Bolivian Rams, Apistogramma, Anomalochromis, Pelvicachromis?
I'll look into m/f pair, thanksfaydout said:If it's for the 20 gallon in your profile, I'd consider a m/f pair of most dwarf cichlids as adequate, but no... I wouldn't keep a dwarf cichlid alone.
OK, well I will think about that too, Thanks!A201 said:Dwarf Cichlids can successfully be kept solo. A male Bolivian Ram might prove to be a better centerpiece specimen. It's a bigger fish and a little more durable than its cousin, the German Blue Ram.
Rams in general do better in species specific colonies.