Hello all, long time no see :)
So I recently graduate, got a job several states away, sold all but 2 of my tanks, and moved.
I treated my 55 as a new tank since all the gravel and filters dried out in the move, did a proper fishless cycle.
I wanted to get a blood parrot which I have wanted for a long time but never had a proper tank set up. So this time it was my first fish. I wanted to get some other cichlids too that were less aggressive, so in the end I ended up with the Blood Parrot which is currently about 3 in, 2 earth eaters (of the kind that only get to be about 4 in) which are currently 2in, and 2 yellow labs, also about 2 in.
I realize the labs are africans, but from my understanding they are more docile of the africans, and have been told they shouldn't be a problem in the current tank, and that the parrot should be fine so long as it is larger than the others.
So far am I looking ok? your thoughts? Moving on.
I want to add a few more cichlids, not sure if I should stick to those two kinds, or if there are any other lesser aggressive CA cichlids I can add. Also when they recommend slightly overstocking to keep aggression down, how much in this case would be "slightly"
Fish health and happiness is of overall importance, and I realize that what I want, and what I should do are not always the same.
Thoughts and comments?