08-12-2009, 02:08 PM
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I'm by no means a Cichlid expert but I have had the same ones for 3 1/2 years now in a 55 gallon tank. I have 8 of them and they are all about 5-6 inches, one is about 8 inches now. They are semi aggressive fish and should not be in with other fish except their own kind. I do have one Pleco in the tank as well, had him for about 2 years now, but he's about the same size as them, and they were much smaller than him when I got him. Some of mine do chase each other around the tank sometimes though but I have never had any casualties due to it...