What fish can go with peacocks?

What fish can go with peacocks?

Peacock Cichlid Tank Mates

  • Other peacock cichlids – if you keep a mixed tank, keep 1 male to every 2 females, or keep an all male tank with a mix of species.
  • Plecos.
  • Botia loaches.
  • Peaceful Haplochromis cichlids.
  • Synodontis catfish.
  • African red eye tetra.
  • Red tail shark.
  • Rainbow shark.

Can you keep a peacock cichlid alone?

Can cichlids live alone? When provided with clean water and food, in theory most cichlids are able to survive alone. However it is best to keep at least a breeding pair or more to allow them to thrive. The only cichlid that is often kept alone is the Oscar.

What size tank do Peacock cichlids need?

55-60 gallons
The recommended peacock cichlid tank size is at least 55-60 gallons. This is because these fish are such skillful swimmers and active hunters. It will give them the space they need to live as they would in the wild.

How many Peacock cichlids can I put in a 30 gallon tank?

Peacock Cichlid: A good number for an initial stocking plan is four (4) to six (6) peacock cichlids for a 30-gallon aquarium, though depending on the species, you may want to keep more or less.

Can you put 2 cichlids together?

African Cichlids Most are very aggressive, but in a large tank, dissimilar-patterned species can get along. You do want to avoid keeping closely related species together, since they may produce undesirable hybrids. For example, no two Auloncara species should share an aquarium.

Can bettas live with cichlids?

Bettas cannot breed with cichlids, however bettas are carnivores and will try to eat the baby cichlids because they are tiny now……. Thats over stocking the tank. But, there would be a concern for the small angelfish’s safety if you have an aggressive male betta.

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

Males are typically more colourful while females are drab in colour (silver and brown). The male will have bright egg spots on his anal fin, whilst a small percentage of females will also have egg spots.

How many cichlids can I put in a 30 gallon?

How Many African Cichlids Can You Put in A 30-Gallon Tank? Given the rule above, you can have anywhere from four (4) medium-sized cichlid like the peacock, to six (6) dwarf African cichlids in a 30-gallon tank.

How many Peacock cichlids can I put in a 90 gallon tank?

Re: How Many Peacocks/Haps in a 90 Gallon A friend of mine has 30 peacocks in a 55 and the guy at the fish store said 25-30 fish for my 90 would be appropriate.