How big do South American cichlids get?

How big do South American cichlids get?

Large South American Cichlids are those that are not considered to be Dwarf Cichlids. Most large species found in the hobby grow to a moderate size, and are readily suited to a medium or large home aquarium. Many range in size from about 6-12” (15-30 cm) for adult males.

What fish can live with dwarf cichlids?

Cichlids have a reputation for being aggressive but dwarf cichlids can be added to community tanks with other peaceful fish. This includes smaller and medium sized tetras, as well as mollies, hatchetfish, swordtails, platies and other semi/non-aggressive catfish.

Can I mix angelfish with cichlids?

Angelfish are a relatively peaceful species so they are best kept with species that have a similar temperament. Even small cichlids like rams, Krib’s cichlids and keyholes can cohabitate peacefully with angelfish. Species to Avoid. There are two things to watch out for when selecting tank mates for your angelfish.

What other fish can live with South American cichlids?

7 Best South American Cichlid Tank Mates

  • Silver dollar fish.
  • Clown loach.
  • Corydoras Catfish.
  • Leopard bush fish.
  • Otocinclus.
  • Dwarf gourami.
  • Pearl gourami.

How much space do dwarf cichlids need?

A 10 to 20 gallon aquarium will suffice for a mated pair, however, larger aquariums allow for larger groups and/or additional tank mates. While Dwarf Cichlids are generally peaceful, males may quarrel over territory, especially if they have a mate.

Can dwarf cichlids live alone?

The African Dwarf Cichlid species are good community fish. In contrast, the South American Dwarf Cichlids typically prefer to be alone in their tank….Information Chart.

Information Chart Dwarf Cichlids
Lifespan: 5 to 10 years
Size: 3 to 3.5 inches on average
Diet: Omnivores
Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

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