Oh no no no haha too many cories in with her thatd be a problem come to spawning.Get her a male & there will be even more fun with breeding. Cichlids are very "involved" parents, their egg/fry care is very different than other fish...& less work than many fish you've bred already...for the first few weeks anyway
Yeah I'm not sure why they're not more common here either.Oh, they used to be fairly common at 1 time. The "easy small cichlid" but not as "pretty" as blue rams or as overbred (long fins, electric blue & the awful "angel" rams w/balloon body & long fins, OMG! ).
I was given a female blue ram that laid a ton (or in Canadian, tonne? Lol, forgive me, I sometimes can't help myself) of eggs all by herself, poor lonely girl. Snacks for all!
Id love apistos but no tank space. They're small but territorial if they spawn, and should be kept as pairs or harems, they're social-ish. But spawning would be inevitable since especially since everything in my water breeds lol with the amount of cories we got, that'd be a disaster.Ahh, your first cichlid...you know they can be almost as addictive as catfish (you more than me) & loaches (me more than you). Cichlids have so much "personality" it's easy to go there, lol. So many dwarf species, apistogrammas just for starters ...I give you 6 months or so...you will want more!