Well I purchased 8 zebra danios to liven up the tank a bit; more of dither/target fish. But my convict has already bodybagged 1 of them, it's just a matter of time until the entire squadron goes MIA. So far, my CAE can handle himself pretty well, but that's because my convict is so young. I'm sure the tide will change in a month or so.
I guess it depends on what cichlid in particular, you are speaking about? For instance, there's the peaceful dwarf cichlid and there's a Jack Dempsey. Quite a difference in the suitable tankmates stocking list.