Id like to have a Cichilid tank further on down the line, and id like to get all my facts straight before i start!
Im thinking i will get a 75 gallon tank, or possibly a 55 for smaller species and either a pair, or a small group of fish. Depending on the temperament, ill have appropriate tank mates. If not, im perfectly okay with just a species tank. =]
So, from looking at our profiles of Cichilids, these are the fish im considering. Electric Yellow Cichilid
Needs a 55 gallon for a pair and some community fish. Not really that aggressive, gets to four inches, mostly vegitarian. They like the temp 75-82, ph 8, and im not sure the hardness/softness. Firemouth
Needs 55 gallons for a pair or two, species only tank. Kind of aggressive, males larger than females, 5-6/4-5 inches, needs algea to feed on, plus other veg food. Temp should be 72-80, ph 6.5-8, and im not sure about hardness. Jewel Cichilid
Needs a 55 gallon for a pair and some community fish. They get to 6 inches, and eat almost anything as a bottom feeder. They like the temp 70-80, the ph 6.5-7.5, and the softness im not sure. Kribensis
Needs a 20 gallon for a pair, not sure how many would be able to go in a 55 or a 75, or their size. They can also have community fish. They are omnivores, and can be aggressive near breeding. They prefer 72-82 degrees, a ph of 7. Bolivian Ram
A 20 gallon is needed for a single fish, a 40 gal for a pair, and 55 plus for more than three, and community. They are omnivores that eat from the gravel, males getting bigger, 3.5/3.5 inches. They like 76-80 degrees, a ph of 7.8, and im not sure of hardness/softness. Cockatoo Dwarf
They need 20 gallons for a male and three females, 55 gallons for two males and six females. They may have community fish. They eat live foods, and some vegetation, and males get larger, 3.5/2.5 inches. They like 75-81 degrees, a ph of 7-7.6, and really soft water.
Anyone have ideas, suggestions, advice?