I thought, for some odd reason, that the cichlid family was African so I wasn't putting any on my list of possibles. Also, I dropped the angelfish from my list early on before seeing that it was also on the cichlid list.
Seeing as I want small fish most of what I am considering will be dwarf versions of various species, I looked at the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid this morning. Not set on this, just a consideration.
I see that they seem to be compatible with a good number of other fish that have made it onto my list.
A couple of questions come to mind.
The minimum tank size seems to be related more to territorial behaviour... if I considered these in a group of up to 4 (1 male and 2 or 3 females) I would figure that they would take the same consideration as a school of 10 tetras or similar. These become the "show fish" in the tank instead of the larger school of smaller fish.
Would I be OK with a 24" 25 gallon tank with these guys?
Is there any difference putting these in first or last as I stock the tank?
Is a harem similar to a pairing type of fish in that it should already be established or are the males less picky when there is more of a selection of females?
Any other thoughts or comments?