View Full Version : Keyhole tank mates
08-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Wanting to add a keyhole or two to my 100gallon tank, current residents include corydoras, leopard danios, neon tetras and a dwarf gourami would it fit in ok also is it ok to have More then 1 keyhole? 2 males ok? There is plenty on caves and plants :)
08-11-2010, 05:56 PM
you actually should have more then 1, 3-4 is the smallest i would go i think. I see no compatibility issues really unless the gourami decides to pick on them. In a tank that size you should be fine though.
08-11-2010, 06:13 PM
I agree they should be fine.
Its 100gal tank, I doubt the gourami would pick on them, but thats a slight chance.(1%)
3-4 sounds good to me, they are a nice peaceful cichlid.
08-12-2010, 08:17 AM
If the gourami causes trouble he can easily be moved to another tank :) does it matter if there all male? Or all female, cheers :)
08-12-2010, 03:06 PM
It's hard to tell the difference in the sexes, but they are very docile and it really doesn't make much if any difference . The only possible trouble I see is a neon or two disappearing on occation. You just never really know , but sometimes you get one that can catch and eat smaller tank mates . Personally I wouldn't let it deter me . Just remember that keyholes can be quite shy so give them lots of hiding spots untill they get comfortable with their new home. Otherwise ,sounds god to me.
08-12-2010, 09:09 PM
some floating plants do alot to keep keyholes secure and active as well, there are fake plants with suction cups that you can use to kinda shade the tank. I doubt there would be any huge problem unless you got 3 males and a female or something like that. I would also be surprised to hear about them eating tankmates but it is possible.
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