Yep as a single they are not always a real nasty guy straite off but then even a single can turn on tank mates when in good condition. I dunno mate I have not tried a single in a 75g but yep I know a guy who has and so far it has not killed anything much but then he has had it under a year so it is still not a mean adult.borohands8593 said:In spite of all the contraindications of keeping this fish with paracyps and xenos, and I must admit I have never kept a Ctenochromis Horei, if you really want to try a lone male then by all means go for it. Just make sure there is lots of cover and watch very closely!! Have a backup plan if needed such as moving him to another tank if too aggressive. I have had many mixes that people say wont work and cichlids are whole different beast when paired or in colonies than the peaceful fish they can be when by themselves sometimes, and every fish has a different personality.
With that said I still wouldn't try this mix myself after keeping paracyps and knowing how timid they are.
Sounds like you need another tank. :wink: Seriously, I think you're being wise, as it would have had a very low chance for a good outcome. He'd have probably done nothing but disrupt the normal behaviour of the others. In spite of it all, when I removed all of the rocks to net my male and last female out to give them to another hobbyist, I found one ctenochromis fry cowering under a rock. So, some spawning did happen. I never saw the female holding, but she'd disappear for days and I figured either dead or wishing she was. Then she'd reappear one day at feeding time. Very challenging fish, but not enjoyable to me. It's the first and only tang I've ever given up on and given away. No denying he's a gorgeous fish though.mike1234 said:Yea, it's not so important to add one of these to the tank, as you can see my tang tank is fairly non aggressive. I don't plan on ruining that.