Last week I decided to euthanize one of my angels in my 45 gallon tank as a result of what we believe was a prolapsed anus. Leaving me with one angel in the tank with a school of rummeynose tetras and cories. I'm looking for a cichlid replacement to add to the tank. While I would prefer something that will stay in the middle to top third of the tank, as the Rummeys rarely leave the bottom of the tank, it is not a requirement.
I have really come to enjoy Blue Acaras and have one in my 55. I imagine one of those would work well with an angel.
What about Apistos? I had moderate success with them in a 30 gallon tank that preceded the 45 and utter failure in my 20g. Would be tempted to try them again, but they are a considerable risk for the cost.
Another cichlid that I have seen in my LFS that has intrigued me is a Festivum.
Would appreciate your guys thoughts!
55g: Planted Tank: Firemouth, Blue Acara, Rainbow Cichlid, 15 Bloodfin Tetras, and 8 Panda Cories
45g Planted Tank: 2 Koi Angelfish, 19 Rummy Nose Tetras, and 6 Green Cories
20g Planted Tank: 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 4 Peppered Cories, and 8 Amano Shrimp