Agree. Mine did fine in a community, UNTIL they spawned. (did not know anything about fish back then). These are one of the few cichlids that are still so bold, years ago most every cichlid would lunge at everything, owner and things around the tank included. Most have calmed down due to captive breeding, but not these guys.
They are tough buggers. If these are fry, you can try the group as a whole, unless you already know their genders. I would not keep a pair of them, inbreeding is bad for fish. You should be able to have 2 females, I don't know about two males, they should be okay in a bigger tank together.
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