Alden wrote:They are a beautiful fish. They can be rather aggressive with even hetrospecifics. Your deppi are small now, but once they get a little more size those black skirts are done for. You might want to get them out. I had a female shred up my buenos aires tetras I had been using as dithers. I also had a small male at about 2.5" who would pick fights with fish any fish even up to 3 times his size. Gorgeous fish, but definitely aggressive. But as you can see with Nuttal's fish, they can be kept in a community tank, with space and hide spots etc.
Lee Nuttall wrote:Hi
H.deppii are great cichlids to keep and quite easy to spawn.
Smaller dither fish will most likely become a food source over time, I found this out after noticing a large group of green swords go missing. Large Poecilia sp. are probably more suited.
Large community aquariums are fine for display specimens, but adult spawning pairs can be very rough. My adult pair easily dominated an 8ft tank when fry were free swimming. They can spawn at quite a small size, so smaller sized spawning pairs would probably cause less chaos in a community?
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