Originally Posted by Douglas4701
So should i take back one or two of the cichlids? Or can they get along? Does the fact they are mixed have a biological issue pertaining to cycling?
Not for cycling. Oscars are Carnivorous, Africans are herbi/omnivores. It's really going to be hard to get the Oscar what it needs without ur Africans getting it. Too much protein can give Mbuna/Malawi bloat and potentially kill them
there are several reasons why its not suitable for them to be housed together but that is a main one
It is not recommended to keep an Oscar in a tank less than 55g and its really not good for Africans to have less than a 4ft footprint but others are doing small groups in 3fts and everything seems to be ok so far, I personally wouldn't tho.