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Brichardi chichlids in a community aquarium?

Hello everyone, I have a queastion ragrding Brichardi Chichlids. My friend recently reared a successful batch of Brichardi fry and I was wondering if it would be possible to take a few in? I have a 40 gallon low light planted aquarium with only 3 lemon tetras currently and 1 bristlenose pleco. I really was hoping to have a peaceful community aquarium and i'm afraid if I add the Brichardi they would be agressive, any insight? Also, ideally I'd like to have only one or two as a focal point fish but I read that they should be in schools, would that still be possible?
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Rather than go into great detail about the fish, here is an article which pretty well matches what I have seen. Great fish but with some things to know.

Much of the success or failure of this may depend on how you look at the deal. You want to try it but are not sure? Makes a lot of sense but then if you do some looking at what might happen so that you know what to do if it does, you may still see some benefit to going with this fish. They can be great on their own so let's look at what the worst might be. The fish might grow up to be terrible and more trouble than you want, so what would you do? You look in the tank and some of the other fish are being stressed and hiding so that you need to do something. Does it blow the deal in your mind if you have to trade the fish off to a shop, sell or give them away? If it does, be safe and don't start. But if you look at the tank as a place where things may happen and you deal with those things, you might want the fish.
Worst that can happen is that fish may die. Best is that you may get into some fish that you really love having. Life's a gamble!
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