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Firemouth Cichlids #1
Hi all

I am new to keeping Cichlids so please bare with me. I currently have 8 various barbs and 2 firemouth cichlids in my 180 tank.. all was fine until recently were there is a significant dominance in one (ie chasing and the other hiding, no attacks or anything). Do I rehome one (I was told buying 2 was a good option), stick at it and see what happens or can I introduce another breed of cichlid?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Firemouth Cichlids #2
Two is not a good number except when it's a mated pair. Generally unless kept in pairs Firemouths are best kept as a group of 6-8, but your tank isn't big enough for that. I think the only thing you can do is rehome one of them.
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Re: Firemouth Cichlids #3
Thank you for the advice, my tank is a Jewel Vision 180L. Could I add any more (say another 2 or 3?) or would it be overcrowded?
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Re: Firemouth Cichlids #4
No I don't think so really. It's recommended that a pair need a 4ft tank and a group need bigger.