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Old 03-04-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Less Aggressive American cichlids

Im looking for a less aggressive american cichlid to replace my GT. Besides angelfish, discus and rams, what are some larger non aggressive or less aggressive american cichlids???

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Old 03-04-2014, 04:52 PM   #2
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Severum, True Parrot Cichlids (Hoplarchus psittacus), Earth Eaters (geophagus)

Oscars are hit or miss some are ultra aggressive some are babies.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Keyholes and apistogramma aggassizii are normally very tolerant and less aggressive but it really depends on the personality of the individual fish in most cases.
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Geos varry abit, redhump geos can be bullies
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It really depends on your tank setup. I have a jack Dempsey who is a big baby towards other fish unless they annoy him too much. They can be very aggressive, but if you give them a lot of spots to hide they will be fine. Also the parrot cichlids are the most consistently nice fish. I would just add a ton of hiding spots and you can add about any cichlids you want. Except convicts they are super aggressive.
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Also the parrot cichlids are the most consistently nice fish. I would just add a ton of hiding spots and you can add about any cichlids you want. Except convicts they are super aggressive.
I would disagree with these statements. One most american cichlids are known to be aggressive even with allot of hiding spots. Two Parrot fish (assuming you mean blood parrot not Hoplarchus psittacus) are not always nice. There goofy looks can be quite deceiving. I had one terrorize my tank. I got it cause my wife liked it.
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Rainbow cichlids are awesome if you have a 29+
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Rainbows and keyholes can be kept in a community tank. (Relatively speaking)

Severums are fairly friendly, blood parrots are iffy though they are unlikely to do any damage to fast/hardy fish.
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Bocourti, pearseii, uaru, all big south or Central American cichlids that are peaceful

And geophagus that is a Surinamensis type (abalios, altifrons, pindare, tapajo, etc) and not brasiliensis type

Those are all going to be around the 10" mark typically
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Alright all, thanks for the help. I have a GT a firemouth and a nicaraguan in my 55 only the gt seems aggressive.

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