02-17-2011, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by xdaCostax
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.