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Old 02-16-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
 
Keyhole Cichlids

I was wondering if I were to get 2 Keyhole cichlids (1 male 1 female) and add another cichlid in the tank (1 more female) of a different type, if it would be a problem.
I know keyholes are less aggressive then other cichlids and I dont know how they would get along.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
 
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I was wondering if I were to get 2 Keyhole cichlids (1 male 1 female) and add another cichlid in the tank (1 more female) of a different type, if it would be a problem.
I know keyholes are less aggressive then other cichlids and I dont know how they would get along.

Keyholes are very shy fish, and would do best as only cichlids in the tank. They need minimum 40 or 55 gallon tank. Would do poorly in your 16 gallon? tank in my opinion.
Have kept them with small community fish without issues but again ,they need larger tank than 16 gallons.
They grow to around five inches from the often thumbnail size you often see offered in fish stores.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:49 AM   #3
 
I was thinking of putting 3 in a 29g
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
 
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I was wondering if I were to get 2 Keyhole cichlids (1 male 1 female) and add another cichlid in the tank (1 more female) of a different type, if it would be a problem.
I know keyholes are less aggressive then other cichlids and I dont know how they would get along.
key holes are very shy and tend to stay by themselves never had male and female together I did have one in with my geo's and i never had any issues good community cichlid
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
 
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I have a pair of Keyholes in a 55 gallon with 2 electric blue rams and they all get along fine. Theres also an apistogramma sp. in there
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
 
I ahev seen key hole cichlids at pecto... They looked so sad
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:57 AM   #7
 
I have a single Keyhole with nine Blue Rams and two Bolivian Rams. Everybody gets along
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
 
Thanks for the replys guys/gals.
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