I have housed Paratilapia with many Central and South American cichlids, although I prefer other Malagasy cichlids..
Below with another Madagascan, Paretroplus maculatus
I just always try to avoid cichlids with similar spangling like Rocio (JDs) or the Herichthys carpintus group to avoid competition.
Above with the Central American, Cincelichthys bocourti.
Below with Nosferatu bartoni
Below growing out with a shoal of the Indian Cichlid. Etroplus canarensus, and a South American pike cichlid
Below in a hodge lodge tank with festae, and an African Saratherodon linnellii.