Jewel Cichlids?

Q&A about cichlids from Africa other than from the rift lakes

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Jewel Cichlids?

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I was thinking of getting some Jewel Cichlids for my 55 gallon tank with Buffalo Heads in it. I was wondering would the Jewels be too aggressive for the Buffalo Heads?
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Post by Pam Chin »

Hi fishguy,

Jewel Fish - Hemichromis is a big group found in the West African Rivers. There are some that are very aggressive while others are not as aggressive. So you would need to narrow it down to exactly which species you are considering for me to accurately answer that question!

But if this is a yes or no question, I would say no, they are going to be way to aggressive. Have you checked out some of the cool Lamprologus from the rivers?? Like werneri or Mocquardi, think one or the other would be a better choice.

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