View Full Version : Recommend trank mate for my hybrid Parrot cichlid/Red terror

05-03-2015, 11:34 AM

I have an hybrid parrot cichlid/red terror alone in a 55ga, he is not aggressive. He seems depressed, stays in bottom corners. He has been like that for 6 months when he used to be more active. I used to have tetras and a large catfish with him but they eventually died. My LFS recommended a tank mate and I would like to stay within American cichlids. I am thinking Firemouth, salvini or Geophagus Jurupari? Any idea?



05-03-2015, 01:40 PM
Any healthy non-hybrid cichlid will likely push him around. Maybe something small and mild like a Laetacara sp. Make sure your water quality is up to snuff or it may kill any new fish you add.

05-03-2015, 08:25 PM
I don't recommend salvini. I have an adult one that just hides behind driftwood even though he is the largest in the tank by far.