Are their any species of Cichlid that don't eat plants?
I have a 55g tank with a few peacocks, yellow labs, a small Texas cichlid, and a few other species of Mbunas. I have tried to put some plants in there a few times and about every species of plant I put in there comes to the same fate of being pecked at till it is just a small stock and roots. It doesn't seem like people who have cichlids have plants with them. They just keep rocks and sand/gravel. Is this because that is the environment they are more comfortable in or because they all eat plants or both?