Adding Smaller Cichlids with Larger

Calvin Klein

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Hi all! I have a black belt cichlid that needs to be moved out of its grow out tank since it is beginning to show aggression to others. This fish is 4 to 5 inches. At what size can I add this fish into a 300 gallon with much larger 9 to 10 inch cichlids (Jag, Bifa and Mayan)?
 

Ihsnshaik

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Now should be fine. I've had 2 inch cichlids with 16 inch monsters in my 200 gallon. It all depends right now I have a 2 inch Texas cichlid with a 12 inch Flowerhorn in a community tank.

4-5 inch is pretty much an adult fish if it can't hold its weight it will die or get beat up. Since it's the alpha it should be fine
 
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