A mate of mine in an office a few floors up in our building had his tank spring a leak so he off-loaded his newly purchased Auratus cichlids (8 of them) to me.

Since i had nowhere new to put them i put them into my community tank for the time being. They are very small, say just under an inch in size.

Will they be aggressive from day 1 or will it take time for them to show it?

I'm planning to buy a new tank for them but wont be able to do so until payday (28/29th).

Will they be ok in the tank they are in now? And more importantly, do they pose a threat?