It depends on how large the tank is, how much hiding spots and exactly how aggressive the fish are. I have an 80 gal
with 14 Mbuna cichlids, a common pleco (8"), a Synodontis (4") and a green striped catfish (4").
As for more of a hassle to clean the tank--nah!
I realize I'm in the SW
forum--this works for me and my nutty FW