90 gallon Heckelii tank thoughts ???

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Well I switched my 90 gal African cichlids tank to a south American tank . I saw these rare albino heckelii at my LFS and had to get them there so cute . I cleaned tanks changed the set up added driftwood. Have 5 heckelli ,3 red should severums and 1 gold/red severum mix and 1 pleco in there . Should more fish be added ? Tank has two fx-4's . Any suggestions would be great for success. Thanks

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At about 2 years of age, (8"to 10") my heckelli started killing each other in a 6 ft 150 gal tank, there were 6 of 7 that started as 1.5 to 2" juvies, it was a few years back, if my memory serves.
With mine, the aggression wasn't overt, and seemed to be more of a case of intimidation, in the smallish tank, for the size they attained.

It was recommended that adults need a tank "over" 200 gallons to remain civil to each other.
See the article in the Oct 2006 issue of Cichlid News Magazine (available as a back issue, for more info.
That said about aggression, albinos sometimes are sometimes more passive, less aggressive and sometimes don't grow as large as normal types.
 

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Gorgeous tank, good choice of cichlids for tank size :)
 
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