Just got a 100gal tank and was thinking of setting up with African cichlids. I know they ave some special requirements in terms of hardness ph and salinity and are aggressive. Starting off, my main questions are
What is the best substrate? I was thinking a crushed coral/aragonite mix although I've heard the colours look better on a drak substrate (Tahitian moon sand?)
What species can u mix together? I don't know too much about African cichlids but like the look of peacocks and malawis
Do they have to have rocks? I don't want to silicone any onto the tank and am worried they will dig up and cause them to topple over. Was thinking of using lighter weight subs like ceramics, ornaments, PVC pipes etc
Is it a bad idea to have all males (of different species) and that's it? They are much prettier and I'm not fussed on breeding them. Although it's awesome to see I'd prefer a fully stocked tank that's bright and colorful!
Any advice would be much appreciated!! I haven't got anything for this tank yet so I'm open to any suggestions i can take on board :)
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