Originally Posted by Oscar4life
Have been thinking about getting cichlids for my 55 gallon tank would that be a good tank for them? How many can I put in there I don't know about cichlids and I would like to so can you tell me something about them and what one can be together and what one can't be together
I have a 55g tank with African Cichlids. I have some labs and a couple Acei and Cobalt Zebras, and a few others 14 in all. The 55g is a good size but I wish I had gone with a 75g. Either way African cichlids have great personalities.
It's a personal choice whether you like the African or the Central/South American Cichlids. I absolutely love my Mbunas and would recommend them to first timers because they are beautiful and very hardy. But if you ask someone who has Central/South American Cichlids they will tell you the same thing.
If you go to my profile page you can see what the Mbunas look like in a 55g tank. Just to give you an idea and I'm sure that other people have pictures of there cichlids too.
No matter which ones you choose they are all beautiful and a complete joy to watch.