Originally Posted by cichlid7646
I was wonderimg if you could keep malawi cichlids with other african cichlids and what other tankmates are good with cichlids
We really need more information on which specific species and tank size. Generally, you don't want to mix them because of different mineral/ph levels between the lakes regardless of temperament. Even within Lake Malawi you should be careful mixing aggression levels between mbuna & hap species. You can probably keep on of the synodontis varieties with just about anything, except for the general rule of "whatever fits in its mouth is food".
With mbuna, I've seen more fighting within species than between them... but I've avoided the ones more nasty reputations (bumble bee, auratus).