Originally Posted by Jhilkyanks
Tetras... In ready for more intense. I was thinking African cichlids. Thoughts?
you are on the right path!
I am in pretty much the same position as you are at the moment, except upgrading from an even smaller tank!
African Cichlids from the Malawi Lake such as Mbuna (Rock Dwellers) look stunning in groups but don't require much aquascaping, which can be convenient for some of us, and boring for others. There are other types of cichlids from the Malawi Lake but they shouldn't be mixed..
Another nice idea (if you want massive fish) would be a couple of oscars, I think, not too sure if I've got the right species here, but they grow to the size of a baseball (except wider) in around 18 months. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong
There's millions of other set ups but I recon the African Cichlids are the way to go