Cichlid Companion Fish
These are some other aquatic fish and animals
you may consider keeping with your cichlids.
The robust nature of
most cichlidae means that other fish can become the target of
territorial and feeding behaviour. This is the main concern when
choosing a suitable tankmate.
Fish such as corydoras melanistius are popular
companions for smaller cichlids
Larger cichlids are better kept with more robust
companions such as the sailfin pleco
African cichlid keepers often use keep a clown loach
in their aquarium