Lyretail cichlid dither fish?

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Hi I just got a lyretail cichlid that's about three inches. I was wondering what dither fish i could put in with it. They will be housed in a 20g with lots of rocks and hiding places.
 

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There are many species of lyretail cichlids, Which one do you have?
Need either pictures or scientific name.
 

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1st - Why are you looking for dithers?

Just one brichardi? With no breeding aggression and if your parameters are not too extreme I think most top dwelling livebearers might work. (no personal experience with this) But depends what exactly you are trying to achieve.
 

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Neolamprologus brichardi do no really need any other dither fishes. They do like more of themselves though. With a 20 gal, 3-4 is about max. Try to get only one male and a few females. 2 males may fight. They are super easy to breed too.
PS--I do not know how to tell them apart.
 

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Hi I was only able to get one brichardi from a fish store as I traded a jewel cichlid for it. But I don't want to get more because my lfs sells them for $35. That's why I was thinking of what other fish I could add. Do you think I could add 4-6 danios in the 20g?
 

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$35?? They only about 15-20 dollars here.
 

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What type of danios?
 

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i was thinking to either get a big school of 6 - 10 danios. or a few giant danios
 
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