Biggest Comunity Cichlid

Robbo85

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Hi, what's the biggest SA cichlid you could safely keep with community fish such as tetras without them being dinner?
 

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How many tetras do you have? how big is the tank?


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its more of a general question as I cant think of a cichlid bigger than one of the apistos or rams that wouldn't eventually eat or harm tetras but my current tank with a SA set up is 40 gallons and has 16 cardinals and 8 rummy nose.
 
It seems that community SA set ups have fish around 1-2 inch's with little variation in size where as an Asian or Australian set up has much more varied size and shape options in a community set up.
 

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I have keyhole ciclids. You may want to research them. They seem to be very peaceful, in my experience. Mine are only about 3" but are supposed to reach 6". I think they grow very slowly.
 

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Discus maybe. They can get big but still have a little mouth compared to make Cichlids. I have a 4 inch blue Acara that hunted and ate all of my Serpae tetras. Angle fish are good as long as the tetras are full grown and fast.
 

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