Questions and answers

How many jewel cichlids can be kept together?

How many jewel cichlids can be kept together?

How Many Can Be Kept Per Gallon? You can house one Jewel Cichlid in a 30-gallon tank, and another 10 gallons for each additional Cichlid. Some seasoned hobbyists claim success with a pair in a 30-gallon tank, but it’s a risky experiment.

Can jewel cichlids live with angelfish?

Even small cichlids like rams, Krib’s cichlids and keyholes can cohabitate peacefully with angelfish. There are two things to watch out for when selecting tank mates for your angelfish. If kept in a tank with aggressive tank mates, your angelfish are likely to become stressed and they may fail to thrive.

Can jewel cichlids live with parrot fish?

Specifically African river cichlids do well with blood parrots. As long as the African cichlids are roughly the same size and aggression level as the blood parrots the fish should be compatible.

Will jewel cichlids eat guppies?

Of course, jewel cichlid is aggressive if it is kept together with guppies and danio….Care and keeping in a tank.

Scientific Name Hemichromis bimaculatus
Tank size 22 gallons (80L) and more
Temperament Territorial/aggressive
Diet Omnivorous

Do jewel cichlids eat other fish?

Providing them with their own space to claim in the tank will help reduce confrontations. Jewel cichlids will nip at the fins of other fish (especially ones that have long fins) if they’re aggravated or hungry. They’re active fish and you will often see them digging and rooting around in the substrate looking for food.

Is a jewel cichlid African?

Hemichromis is a genus of fishes from the cichlid family, known in the aquarium trade as jewel cichlids. Jewel cichlids are native to Africa. Within West Africa, Hemichromis species are found in creeks, streams, rivers and lakes with a variety of water qualities including brackish water lagoons.

How many blood parrot cichlids can I keep together?

A Blood Parrot Cichlid needs at least a 30 gallon tank – this will be enough for one fish. Every additional fish needs at least 10 gallons to ensure that they all have plenty of space.

Can I put guppies with cichlids?

While many cichlids are notorious for their aggression, several small dwarf cichlids make good companions for guppies. Rams see guppies as “dither fish,” which means when a ram sees guppies swimming out in the open, it makes them feel safe and less likely to hide in the recesses of the aquarium.

Can cichlids live with neon tetras?

Most African cichlids grow quite big and are therefore able to eat all tetras. Therefore, one can not keep African cichlids together with tetras. Also, do not keep African cichlids with your regular ember/neon/cardinal tetra as they are too small and will get eaten by African cichlids as they are way bigger.

How can you tell if a jewel cichlid is male or female?

A male jewel cichlid is larger and more deeply colored than the females of the species. While both the male and female are covered with small spots all over their bodies, the male’s spots are iridescent, often shimmering in shades of aqua and yellow where the female’s appear white or silver.

How long do cichlids keep babies in mouth?

She lays her eggs in the nest and he fertilizes them. Then she picks up the eggs in her mouth and carries them until they hatch. The eggs will hatch between 10-15 days after fertilization. The female then hold the babies in her mouth for up to two more weeks, occasionally letting them out to feed them.

Where do jewel cichlids live in the wild?

Jewel Cichlids (scientific name: Hemichromis bimaculatus) are gorgeous freshwater fish that are native to West Africa. Also known by the names African Jewelfish, Blue Jewel, Green Jewel, and Jewel fish, their natural habitat in the wild is small freshwater bodies such as lakes, rivers, and streams.

How big of a tank do jewel cichlids need?

The size of the Jewel Cichlids species you choose will help you to determine which size of the tank is appropriate for them. But you must make sure that you do not keep them in a tank which is smaller than 40 gallons, with the breeding tank being the exception.

What kind of fish is a jewel fish?

In the aquarium cichlid hobby, two different species are known as jewel fish, the one discussed in this article is the Hemichromis bimaculatus. The other is the larger Hemichromis fasciatus that is totally undesirable for the home aquarium. The jewelfish will not hesitate to attack a human hand and bite hard to discourage any threat to its young.

Can a jewel cichlid be paired with a tetra?

This is where you need to pay close attention because there are some horror stories out there when it comes to Jewel cichlid tank mates. Some aquarists have had fantastic luck with keeping Jewel cichlids in community tanks. They have paired them with African cichlids, and even some varying kinds of tetras.