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post #1 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Cichlids suitable for a 30 gallon?

Hey guys its been a while, hows it going?
Im dong a planted 30 g and want to know what cichlids i can add to my tank. so far im thinking
7-9 cardinal tetra
3 ottos
four male guppies
I was thinking 1 german blue ram and 1 keyhole cichlid. Are there any cichlids i could get instead or in addition to one of those? What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys its been a while, hows it going?
Im dong a planted 30 g and want to know what cichlids i can add to my tank. so far im thinking
7-9 cardinal tetra
3 ottos
four male guppies
I was thinking 1 german blue ram and 1 keyhole cichlid. Are there any cichlids i could get instead or in addition to one of those? What do you guys think?
Thanks!
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post #3 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 09:51 PM
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Most of those are compatible for a 30g tank. The keyhole cichlid does require slightly lower temperatures than the rest.

Other than that though no problems.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #4 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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so should i skip the keyhole? what is an alternitave
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post #5 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:33 PM
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The keyhole can be kept if you want but it may not do well with the other fish. It can be hit and miss.

Perhaps a smaller cichlid such as Apistogramma may be more suited.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #6 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Also could i add a few african dwarf frogs?
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post #7 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:46 PM
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No, frogs should not be kept with anything other than themselves as most will eat fish as food.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #8 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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o ok thanks
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post #9 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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would a ram and a keyhole fight?
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post #10 of 22 Old 04-29-2012, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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instead of 1 ram 1 keyhole could i do a pair of rams?
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