10-01-2011, 03:26 PM
| || | I wouldn't quite go that far. Angelfish [which is one of the more placid cichlids] can become a terror in a community aquarium, especially if there is a breeding or attempting to breed pair. For New World CICHLIDS, the firemouth tends to be mild mannered but again this is for cichlids in general. They each have their own personalities and little ticks that no one can predict. I have heard of people keeping firemouths successfully with convicts, something I have not attempted to do myself, and if they can hold their own against convicts [which tend to breed like rabbits and therefore are territorial] then they are not very shy or retiring fish. But then again I cannot say it is not possible to keep them with community fish. It the fish's personality that will determine who can be housed with whom. I have successfully housed Oscars and Severums with Pearl Gouramis and a Betta and no one got eaten. The Betta died of old age. Would I try this mixture with other Oscars and Severums, it would depend totally upon the fish but chances are that I will never be able to do that again.
Originally Posted by Phillip J
Oh I guese firemouths must not be as agressive as I thought!