Hello all. I'm new to the community, but not to fish keeping. Currently I have a five gallon for my betta Freddie, and a 29 gallon community tank. I have acquired a used 46 gallon bowfront, complete with many extras to go with it, through a classified add. I have been doing research on setting up a cichlid tank (African) and fishless cycling. Just finished reading cycling info I found on the forum. I know some say that anything less than 55 gallons is too small for cichlids, but could a 46 work? I would appreciate any input from cichlid keepers. Is it true that overcrowding can keep down aggression? About how many 4 inch cichlids could I have. I am not really interested in raising babies, so is keeping all males possible? Sorry for so many questions, but I'm really anxious to get started.
Thanks in advance,