Hi all, I just set up my aquarium and have gone thru the fishless cycling and have a few questions on the cichlids that are now in. I have 3 dwarf cichlids, 2 blue rams, 2 festivums and 2 kribensis. From reading the kribs are aan African fish but the festivum, rams and dwarfs are from South America. My former tanks have been community fish in pretty heavily planted tanks. Im reading a few conflicting requirements from using now plants to using a lot of plants for cover and territory. Everyone is getting along good no real problems just seems one krib chases the other but not any of the other rams, dwarfs or festivums. Oh also all of them are about an inch long so not big totaling 9 fish.
Here are the specs before question .
0 amm and trites
rock décor with a large Malaysian driftwood in the center
Running a hob penquin 350 along w a sunsun canister and have the spray bar 1 inch below surface on the right smaller pane of glass so the spray is flowing from left to right of the viewing area. I also have co2 for the few plants at 3bps.
1. So here are some questions im curious on. I love plants. I have an anubius on the driftwood, some melon swords and amazon swords. What other plants could go in the tank to make the cichlids comfortable but not look at as food?
2. in the pic below do you guys have any opinion on rescaping?
3. Water flow..what water flow do these guys like?
Im sure ill have other questions and if I threw this in the wrong forum please let me know