I think your aquarium may be too small (by 10-20 gallons and tank dimensions)for Acaras, Salvani, and heaven help you if you wind up with a pair of Convicts. I would recommend the Rainbows and/or Firemounths. A group of three, single combination could possible be 1 Rainbow, 1 Firemouth and 1 HRP. Create a retreat for each species.
Thanks for the reply. I keep getting a lot of different info as to what would work in tank my size. Either too many cichlids or not enough.. lol.
So no electric blue acara?? Any info I found said they were a hybrid of the blue acara, and were a little smaller and more peaceful?? Suggestions were 30 gal tank, but that obviously doesn't factor in other cichlids.
I'm crossing salvani off, as they seem to be rather aggressive after all. I'm starting to find info that firemouths may be too aggressive as well? Would the ellioti be a better alternative?