08-13-2011, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by jimtuc
Hi I have a 75 gallon tank with 4 socolofi, 4 elec. yell., 4 rustys, and 3 jewels. I was wonderin' if the jewels were a wrong choice. The sales person said they would be ok, but after I came home (with jewels in hand) I researched further and I can't come to a definite conclusion if the jewels would be too aggressive for this tank. So far there is no aggression except for the occassional chasing mostly by one of the socolofi who likes his corner! My question to you is Are the jewels compatable for this tank? Thanks
One of the things that I saw with doing a quick search is that the jewel requires softer acidic water compared to the others. I am guessing that the jewell comes from a different area, and with my understanding on African cichlids you are not able to mix fish from different lakes. Also with the jewels being fairly aggressive, and from what I saw on the rustys not being as aggressive, I would be concerned that problems would occur. I would wait to see what rrcoolj has to say, from what I have seen very knowledgable about cichlids and would be able to better advise you.