Before I begin, let me say that I am putting up these updates as a referene point for anyone who ever thought of putting a Red Tail Shark in with Cichlids. No where on the internet seemed to give me a straight answer, so I hope this enlightens a few people. First of all, here is the fish that are in my tank:
* 2 Melanochromis Auratus
* 2 Electric Yellow Labs
* 1 Electric Blue Johanni (Soon to be adopted by a Friend)
Decided to chance it and put a Red Tail Shark in my Cichlid Tank. He officially went in 4 hours ago and here is the current status:
When I put the bag in the water, my absolutely Satanist Johanni started to pick at the bag he was in... NOT A GOOD START. Roughly 45 minutes later, I released him into my tank. As soon as he got out of the bag, the Johanni started to pick at him, only to have the little RTS, (about 1 inch long), fight back. Since then I have been carefully monitoring the situation and he seems to fit right in. Even swimming alongside the other Cichlids.
I will keep you all up to date on this one as time goes on... No one seems really sure what will happen, but I will keep a close eye on things and keep you all appraised. Will report back tomorrow.