I would like to stock a cichlid biotope in my new tank. It is a 46 Gallon bowfront tank, measuring 36" long by 15" back by 20" tall.
I have a few cichlids I like, and would like to stock (obviously not all in the same tank), and these are:
First off, I'd like to know if all of these fish are suitable for a 46 Gallon tank? Again, not all in there at once, but as a species tank with an optimal number of fish in there.
Secondly, how would I go about making a biotope? I think by researching the area, and putting in plants and substrate that occur there naturally?
Thirdly, which of these fish would do well in a 46 Gallon? A Bala Shark would fit in one, but would not do well in it. Would these fish thrive in a tank of this size?
Thanks in advance.