I have Africans.... a lot like this picture. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/...371cd30b8b.jpg
I have 2 of the orange ones just like the picture... another blue/black striped like the one on the left, one electric yellow & another that is a violet/purple color w/yellow fins that I can't ID. They are all approx 2".
In hindsight, cichlids don't sound like the ideal choice for my setup based on what you guys are saying.. but should I get rid of all of them now? I know I can find a home for one or two, but didn't anticipate the idea of getting rid of 5. In that case do you just take them back to a local breeder & say here you go?
Like most new aquarium owners I made the mistake of listening to the Petco fish guy.. who in this case said I could easily have 6-7. I thought that was a bit much so I scaled back a bit. Sounds like I might be able to keep 1??