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Restocking my fifty five gallon fish tank
Old 02-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
 
Restocking my fifty five gallon fish tank

I have a few fish in it but it is rather empty, I was wondering, are cichlids ok to be kept with swordtails, platies, guppies, and mollies?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
 
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I have a few fish in it but it is rather empty, I was wondering, are cichlids ok to be kept with swordtails, platies, guppies, and mollies?
No, cichlids require very different water parameters than the above mentioned fish and not to mention most cichlids are either going to be too aggressive or not a good match for the aquascape you likely keep those fish in.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
 
alrgith, thanks:) just was wondering
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:04 PM   #4
 
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By "cichlid" we are likely assuming African rift lake cichlids, and as Andrew said these are not fish that should be combined with non-rift lakes (aside from a few substrate fish).

But if you have a 55g with livebearers, there are a few Central American and South American cichlids that might work. Check the profiles under cichlids. You will want relative smallish species, and note the compatibility remarks for each.

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Old 02-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #5
 
thanks byron:)
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