09-14-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by smit3183
The pleco will just create more waste and add to your problems .
Originally Posted by Brahmza
Well, as a rule I would never go under a 55G tank when mixing cichlids. Most Malawi's on average will get to be 5+ inches in size, already putting you up to 50+ inches of full grown fish. Not saying it wont be able to work, most African tanks with mixed species need to be over-stocked. With enough filtration and rocky cover/caves, you might be able to pull it off the way it is. As they grow they will become more and more aggressive, and if you have multiple males, it could be iffy. Best of luck!
When do they start fighting? And then what happens, do I have to remove the males? Can I keep 20 cichlids in a 3 foot tank?