Can you mix different size cichlids together?

Can you mix different size cichlids together?

Start by only mixing cichlids of a similar size because you don’t want them to eat each other. The world’s largest and smallest cichlid come from Lake Tanganyika in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, so their water conditions are the same. Mix cichlids at least two-thirds the size of their tank mates to ensure survival.

What cichlids live well together?

Non-aggressive cichlids such as Bolivian Ram, Blue Acara, Keyhole, the electric yellow African, Peacock Cichlids are the best types of cichlids that can live together; they let the other fishes live in their own space instead of bullying and showing them territorial behaviors.

Can goby live with cichlids?

In the wild they are the more tolerant of other goby species. They do best in a species specific tank if you want to see much of them or breed them. They can be kept with some other cichlids, but will feel threatened and hide if the other fish swim in the lower regions or compete for the same foods.

Can small cichlids live with big cichlids?

Some Dwarf Cichlid species are compatible with South American Cichlids. Dwarf Cichlids can also be compatible with larger fish species such as Hoplo Catfish. Male Cichlids will fight for territory, and may eventually kill each other. You can mix bottom living Cichlids with species that are free-swimming.

Can you keep a single mbuna?

Can cichlids live alone? When provided with clean water and food, in theory most cichlids are able to survive alone. However it is best to keep at least a breeding pair or more to allow them to thrive. The only cichlid that is often kept alone is the Oscar.

Are goby fish aggressive?

The dragon goby are sometimes labelled as aggressive fish but they are actually quite docile and, in fact, are almost completely blind. The white-cheeked goby can be found in freshwater streams, so in the home aquarium it prefers high oxygen levels and fast-moving water.

What kind of water does a multi cichlid need?

Multis need water temperatures of 75° to 81°F with a pH of 7.8 to 9.0, and the water should be hard. They also need a sandy substrate and plenty of shells. Males can be up to 2 inches in length. Females are smaller at about an inch.

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How big does a dwarf cichlid fish get?

Males can be up to 2 inches in length. Females are smaller at about an inch. A 10- or 20-gallon aquarium is sufficient for their needs. My colony is kept in a 20-gallon high tank. Like many other cichlids, they do better when they are a little overcrowded.

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