Originally Posted by bettaowner
How big is the tank. They are safe in a community tank with other African cichlids.
"African cichlid" can refer to anything from riverine cichlids to Tanganyikan cichlids to Malawi cichlids to Victorian cichlids, etc. Not all of these are suitable tank mates, by a long shot. It's important to not make blanket statements like this, as there could be newbies reading this who don't know any better.
OP, your Brichardi are beautiful fish, and not terribly aggressive by rift lake cichlid standards, but they are still not good community fish. I would have to suggest returning either the Brichardi, or the other fish in your tank. Not what you wanted to hear, I'm sure.