Can cichlids live with bettas?

Can cichlids live with bettas?

When you house a betta fish with a cichlid, the betta’s famous long, flowing fins can become a problem. An aggressive cichlid can harass your betta and nip and tear his fin. Second, his ripped fins can lead to diseases such as fin rot, bacterial infections and ich, and ultimately his death.

What fish can live with pike cichlids?

You can use feeder goldfish, as well as other small fish and blackworms. If you keep your pike cichlids in a community with large South American cichlids, you can sometimes persuade the fish to eat diced shrimp and fresh fish, as well as flake and, occasionally, pellets.

How long do cichlid fish live for?

Oscar: 10 – 20 years

Can you put Sharks with cichlids?

Rainbow sharks aren’t picky about their pH level, but the 6.5 to 7.5 range is ideal. Cichlids like a higher pH, around 7.5. Cichlids like it a bit warmer, between 75 and 85 Fahrenheit, so a 75-to-80-degree range is ideal. Both cichlids and rainbow sharks like hard water, so in this aspect they are good tank mates.

How big does a pike cichlid get?

The biggest pike cichlids can grow to about 50 cm (20 in) long. Most Crenicichla measure in the range of 15–30 cm (6–12 in). Like many other predatory fishes, a pike cichlid has a wide mouth and elongated body.

Can I keep pike in a tank?

Registered. Yes and yes is the short answer. Long answer: Pike would obviouly be a bit of a challenge indoors because of their size and diets, and Perch are hardly one for begginers, but you can definately keep Perch indoors in large tanks.

Can cichlids live in a 5 gallon tank?

Cichlids, like Oscars, Jack Dempseys, Green Terrors, and countless others, make poor residents for 5-gallon tanks because they grow big and tend to be extremely active. Also, most cichlids are territorial and need extra room if kept together in a tank.