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xdaCostax 02-16-2011 10:06 PM

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.

1077 02-17-2011 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by xdaCostax (Post 592575)
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.

xdaCostax 02-17-2011 08:49 AM

I was thinking of putting 3 in a 29g

clayton1169 02-17-2011 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xdaCostax (Post 592575)
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

ElectricBlueJackDempsey 02-17-2011 11:47 PM

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

Christople 02-17-2011 11:53 PM

I ahev seen key hole cichlids at pecto... They looked so sad

m1aman 02-18-2011 03:57 AM

I have a single Keyhole with nine Blue Rams and two Bolivian Rams. Everybody gets along

xdaCostax 02-21-2011 08:30 PM

Thanks for the replys guys/gals.


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