Originally Posted by begginersluck
I thought i would post a thread on how my Juwel Rio 350 Freshwater is doing. I Recently bravely added 4 baby cichlids. I dont know their exsact type but 3 of them a yellow and 2 are blue and black striped. In the tank i also have 4 clown fish, 2 albino red tailed sharks, 1 red tailed black shark, 3 rainbow tetras, 3 angels, 1 gourami, 1 convict cichlid, 3 black mollies and 2 orange swrodtails (plus about 20 babies in a breeder). I know this seems like a lot of fish reading it out aloud however they seem to be doing fine.
I have however noticed a couple of changes. Firstly 2 of my clown loaches have lost a lot of colour. They are also fighting a lot! I am guessing the colour loss is due to the fight for heirachy?
I have also noticed a couple of slashed fins and white patches on the black mollies. I am worried this is down to the new cichlid even though they are small? I did however anticipate this so i will eventually be getting rid or starting a smaller aquarium for live bearers.
Well all this being said, Water parameters are great. I clean it regularly and change the top filter pad once every 4 - 6 weeks. I'm pretty sure maintenance is kept on top of in this case!
Look forward to your comments
I don't think that stock list will work very well at all.IMO
the rainbow tetras,Angels,Gourami,Black mollies and Orange Swordtails should be re homed that is if you want to keep cichlids.
You might also want to consider re homing 2 of the red tailed sharks as when they get bigger one will probably kill the others.
Without knowing the type of your new cichlids it's hard to say if they will go with your Convict but they sound like Malawi mbuna specifically yellow labs and damesoni's in which case I doubt that will work either.
I'm not trying to be negative just trying to forewarn you what could happen.