Hi I have just got a new tank, I have not had a tank for some years now but really want to make up a really colorfull tank with some cool fish. I am not too good at knowing what fish to put togehter. What I have done is copy all the pics of the fish I like at http://www.obie.us/fish/cichlidae/ I am sure a lot of these would not go well together or grow to large.
What I would like to achive is a tank of fish that are very colorfull yet very very active, I like the blues and yellows.
If you have any suggestions about the list of fish I have looked at above please let me know of your thoughts what I should put together in my tank.
The list of the fish is as follows:
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi (Myers & Harry, 1948)
Ophthalmotilapia boops (Boulenger, 1901)
Ophthalmotilapia ventralis (Boulenger, 1898)
Paratilapia polleni Bleeker, 1868
Placidochromis milomo (Oliver, 1989)
Placidochromis phenochilus Trewavas, 1935
Placidochromis sp. 'phenochilus Tanzania'
Pterophyllum altum Pellegrin, 1903
Retroculus lapidifer (De Castelnau, 1855) 2
Satanoperca daemon (Heckel, 1840)
Tangachromis dhanisi (Poll, 1949)
Theraps coeruleus Stawikowski & Werner, 1987
Theraps irregulare GÃ¼nther, 1862
Theraps lentiginosus (Steindachner, 1864)
Thorichthys affinis (GÃ¼nther, 1862)
Thorichthys helleri (Steindachner, 1864)
Thorichthys maculipinnis (Steindachner, 1864)
Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger, 1911
Tilapia buttikoferi (Hubrecht, 1881)
Vieja argentea Allgayer, 1991
Xenotilapia spiloptera Poll & Stewart, 1975
All images at http://www.obie.us/fish/cichlidae/