I have never kept Krobia or Keyhole cichlids. A friend of mine has kept keyholes before and they did great in his community tank.View attachment 147673
my aquarium contains 450 liter/ 118 gallon and is 1.5m/4.9 ft long, 50cm/1.64 ft deep and 60cm/ 1.96 ff high.
Current inhabitants are 11 rummynose, 6 sterbai and 1 bristlenose.
I am looking to add some cichlids as the main attraction, and my current idea is to either have a crew of 6 keyholes in there, OR a couple of Krobia Xinguensis, OR a couple of Krobia with a couple of Electric Blue Acara. The main idea is to have a relatively peaceful community tank…
I wonder If the bottom area of the aquarium would be overcrowded? I believe these cichlids all live near the bottom, don’t they?
Would these cichlids actually work well together?
I currently have electric blue acaras in a semi-aggressive community and they are great for that…but I would not trust them with a smaller tetra like rummynose. My daughter also has an electric blue acara with various blackskirt tetra types (whiteskirt, black, and glofish color ones) and it does great there too. We both have Bristlenose plecos and the acaras are fine with them too.