Tank mates for platinum honduran red point cichlid

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by bizaliz3, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. bizaliz3

    bizaliz3 Fishlore Legend Member

    I need help stocking my 55 gallon around a 4 inch platinum honduran red point. He has proven to be a little more aggressive than I expected. What could live with him? Could I do severums? Or firemouth cichlids? Different kinds of Geophagus? Please help!!

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  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't think severums would work, I'm pretty sure they get 6-8". Try salvini cichlids or keyhole cichlids.

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  3. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    Yes severums get to big for a 55. I wouldn't put anything in a 55 with a salvini. Keyholes are too passive to be in with convict types. Firemouth would work. Geophagus steindachneri aka red hump geo would work as well.
  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree with slayer, and H. efasciatus and H. notatus get a foot long, which is too big. They are more common than the smaller two in the genus, H. spurius and H. severus, which are 4 and 6 inches respectively.

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