Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Best lone cichlid for tank
I'm restarting my 33 long (48 inches long by about 13 inches deep and 13 inches tall) as a community tank. I plan to have a main school of black ruby barbs and a few accent fish, like six cherry barbs or a trio of swordtails.
I considered adding a pair of kribensis, but worried about aggression when they breed. (I've kept them before.)
I'd love to add a single cichlid of some type to add an extra dimension to the tank. What do you think about these species, and whether a particular gender of the species is best suited for my plan:
-1 convict (I've always loved the look of a convict but have no interest in dealing with fry.)
-1 jewel cichlid
Alternatively, would a pair of relatively "inoffensive" cichlids like apistos, rams or orange chromides work?