It depends on which species and the temperment of the individual fish. I have some Firemouths in with Salvini and mine do fine . Cons can be a bit too aggressive , but not always. Sajica can be a little timid , so they might not be a good choice .
Firemouths (from my experience) can do well with convicts, Sajica Might not work. There are a lot of factors to consider with compatabilty.
i had firemouths and convicts together no problems, so i dunno where you heard this from, it all depends on spp and tank size though, if you try to keep a firemouth and a convict in a 24" tank, you will have problems, if you keep the same combo in a 48" tank, you probably wont.
i found my firemouths to be more aggressive then my convicts, and they over came my convicts very time, i dont think this is normal, but it happens.
Firemouths and Convicts will do great together. Firemouths can hold their own farily well and especially with Convicts. But when it comes to Sajica you need to have peaceful tankmates such as Rainbows. From what I have found Sajica really can't hold their own very well to bossy tankmates and Firemouths fit that picture. I have seen that Firemouths can very docile and I have also seen Firemouths be VERY aggressive! Even more so then what they are described. It just depends on the personality of the individual fish as this goes with all cichlids. Personally Firemouths are a risky chioce with Sajica and Rainbows and I highly suggest not trying it. As far as other relatives to Firemouthes I am not real sure. I have never kept any of them. But if you are thinking about keeping Sajica I would either suggest keeping them in a species only tank or with Rainbow cichlids. Just to be safe!
I agree, I didn't realize what you already have. Severums get pretty big. Actually you'd probably be pretty stocked with just the 4 firemouths, especially if you do get a pair. And if I remember right hecklii prefer to be in groups.
My firemouths and cons get along just fine. My JD also seems to ignore them unless they get too close to her space. I don't ever trust any sweeping statements like "Firemouths can't be housed with any other CA cichlids." Fish personalities are so wide ranging in my experience that you have to take every situation as it comes.
Depending on tank size, if its at least a 55g, I'd say go with whatever you want. anything smaller you might want to consider just the firemouths with some tetras, mollies, or something like that. You definitely won't won't breeding convicts with them in anything smaller than a 55g.
I didn't notice you'd put your stock list up there.
I'd have to agree that that stocklist is probably all you need. I wouldn't add any more cichlids, if anything I'd just add some of those dithers I mentioned above, swords, mollies, plattys, tetras.
i think id rather have a cutteri then a acarichthys, so thats what i guess ill trade the a. heckelii in for a cutteri. i dont think i want dithers. i like animals w/ some intelligence.
thank you all for the replies!
what about honduran red points instead of an acarichthys? (im guessing one).
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