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Cichlid tank vs Dwarf Cichlid tank
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Hi all,

I look and admire many peoples cichlid tanks - they look amazing when stocked and the general advice seems to be to overstock to help the aggression.

However I've never really seen a "dwarf cichlid" tank stocked in the same way.

I've read about some people keeping Bolivians with apistogramma but other than that why is it that people don't keep tanks with different rams, apistogrammas, kribs etc all mixing like they would larger cichlids?

Lee
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Because the aggression is even worse due to the "territorialism", and very uneven between them than with Rift Lake cichlids.

It is vaguely possible to keep a very big tank with Central American cichlids, but even then you have to be very careful, and there's usually only a maximum of 4.
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I have three species of south American cichlids in my 600L aquarium.
7 x Cupid cichlids (Biotodoma cupido), 4 x Redbreast acara (Laetacara dorsigera) and 2 x Three-striped apisto (Apistogramma trifasciata).
All get on well but all are relatively peaceful species and all exist in the Rio Guapore.

Some cichlids need to be in a species only tank due to their aggression.
6 foot (600L) South America Rio Guaporé theme.

7 x Biotodoma cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 18 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 30 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 18 x Corydoras Sterbai, 12 x Corydoras caudimaculatus, 9 x Otocinclus sp.

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