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post #11 of 30 Old 04-24-2007, 07:39 PM
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cant ... my tanks to heavily planted planted ... thers places a cant even see ... which happen to be wer the eggs r
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post #12 of 30 Old 04-24-2007, 07:45 PM
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cant ... my tanks to heavily planted planted ... thers places a cant even see ... which happen to be wer the eggs r
Ahh well, never mind!

Congrats anyway.
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post #13 of 30 Old 04-24-2007, 07:48 PM
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post #14 of 30 Old 04-24-2007, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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So if I were to move the cichlids to the 29 gallon tank with the only other fish being the pleco (I'm assuming with cichlids that's all I can have?) how many should I plan on getting? I don't want to over crowd. My tank isn't a tall tank, it's pretty much as square as they come.

This is all so interesting! I love learning all about this hobby!
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post #15 of 30 Old 04-24-2007, 08:31 PM
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depends on the fish ... iassume u want africans so if u stick to the smaller not asagressive suff the general rule is 1" per 3 or 4 ish gallons.

examples are yellow labs, reb emperess, haps

stay away from johani and venustus
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post #16 of 30 Old 04-24-2007, 10:41 PM
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Just the advise of a newbie....

I am pretty new to cichlids but I thought that I would put in my two cents. I started with about 4 cichlids in a 20G tank. The fish were Malawi and only about an inch or two....at first. They grow fast. I upgraded to a 55 G and I know that I will need to do so again. The problem with these fish is they are sold as a group and generally in my experience it is difficult to find someone to tell you about the different varieties. Do as much research as you can and stick with the varieties you pick. Listen to store personal only with half an ear. I have been lead wrong many times. I have a venestis hap and I had no idea it could get 11-12 inches long! I think that your 29 G is a better bet but be prepared to upgrade. When my fish got bigger I felt bad for them. I wish I would have gone bigger than 55G now but it will be fine for now and I plan to upgrade.

One other thing. No matter what anyone trys to tell you don't mix species. These critters are aggressive and just being chased around by them all the time would most likely be stressful. If your barbs are small they may end up as lunch. I would personally get maybe 4 or 5 malawi and your pleco and call it a day. Save your pennies for a bigger tank. Also, a few people mentioned planted tanks and it is not recommended (I think they were just talking about there noncichlid tanks). These fish like to redecorate! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. If you are not interested in breeding I really like my tank of males. They are so colorful and interesting to watch. Have fun!

New 20 gal tank with African Ciclids. Having a great time with them. Who knew fish had such personalities?
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post #17 of 30 Old 04-25-2007, 10:31 AM
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i take wat u sed about fish store ppl as an insult considering i work at 1 ... wat u got to do is findout the person who will tell u the truth and ur golden.

like a sed about the venustus they get to big. and johanis the meanest of the bunch

in my experience u want to stick with species from the same lake ... labs and the red emperesses do well together and haps usually go with anything as long as ther the smaller species

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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post #18 of 30 Old 04-25-2007, 12:32 PM
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how about a male and 2 female multis in the 10. neat little shelldwellers.
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20 gal. grow out-hospital
2 10 gal. multis soon
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post #19 of 30 Old 04-25-2007, 12:55 PM
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thats pushig it ... in the 10 id stick to a pair of dwarf cichlids. rams, apistos or kribs would be perfect

just because the guy with 4000 post ses its so... doesnt mean it is
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thats pushig it ... in the 10 id stick to a pair of dwarf cichlids. rams, apistos or kribs would be perfect
I would advise against the kribs. They can become nippy with each other and harm each other if there's no enough space for them. They are also the biggest of the three mentioned.
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