Question: Are Cichlids Good For Beginners?

Are cichlids easy to keep?

Five Easy to Care For Cichlids. The Cichlid family of fishes is large, with many different varieties and sizes. Many of them are very easy to keep, and in this article we will suggest five good ones to start with. They are; Kribensis, convicts, angelfish, oscars, and African Cichlids.

How many cichlids should I start with?

The amount of cichlids you can keep depends on the species. 30 gallons is enough for a small cichlid, add another 3 gallons per cichlid that you add. Always thoroughly research the species you want to keep because some are much larger than others.

Which cichlids are least aggressive?

  • Bolivian Ram Cichlids. Bolivian Ram Cichlids © 2007 Lucky8.
  • Keyhole Cichlids. Keyhold Cichlid © 2009 Doronenko.
  • Blue Acara Cichlids. Blue Acara Cichlid © 2007 Loïc Tremblay.
  • Yellow Lab Cichlids. Yellow Lab Cichlid © 2005 Theatrus.
  • German Blue Ram Cichlids. German Blue Ram Cichlid © 2006 Leonardo Dasilva.

Can you put other fish with cichlids?

Compatible Tank Mates

Few other fish can get along with cichlids, which generally are toothy, aggressive, and super-territorial. Good tank mates for cichlids are fish that prefer the bottom or sides of the tank, out of the cichlids’ way. They also must be a match for cichlids in aggression and size.