01-04-2011, 05:17 PM
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My tank currently is a 29 gallon...its 30 3/16" L x 12 1/2" W x 18 3/4" H.
Right now, my cichlids are pretty small as I got them young. My largest cichlid is my OB Peacock, and although she is pushing 4 inches, she looks smaller than 4 inches sounds. Her and my Firemouth are pretty chill. I use to have a bigger Firemouth in with them, but he became extremely aggressive and started to attack them biting their fins and such. I had to remove him and re-home him. But the two remaining are pretty calm. My firemouth is a juvenile, and I wonder if when he gets bigger he will be as mean as the firemouth that use to be in there. But right now, I am not worried about his reaction. Maybe a little bit about the OB Peacock. She plays with the little FM, but she is a tad bit protective of her log.
And before I put any new fish in my tank, I plan on completely re-doing the decor and stuff. I am going to be adding a couple of small clay pots, plants, caves...I just want to make it a very natural looking tank for all the fish with plenty of places to hide and swim. Also will be switching from the blue gravel to natural looking pebbles.
I have seen Spotted African Leafs in tanks with cichlids, of course the more calm cichlids like the ones I have. And later on this year, I am hoping to upgrade to a 55 or 60 gallon tank. If I feel it will be an issue, I might wait until I get the larger tank before I add a non-cichlid. Because then I would just put all the cichlids in the larger thank and use the 29 for the leaf fish.