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post #1 of 7 Old 07-24-2009, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I just got a pair of electrice yellow cichilids. And a pair of red zebra cichlids. I have a 30 to 40 gallon tank not sure exact size yet. It is all cycled. The fish are bout 3 to 4 inchs. the yellows had fry already with them in the females mouth. 12 of them. Now my ? is, is my tank to small for them or no? The 4 adults. The fry i moved to my 75 gallon fry tank.`1
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-30-2009, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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hello any one
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-30-2009, 10:03 AM
I think they are ok... but dont take my word for it....

My Tanks:
20 Gallon Community Tank
5 Gallon Guppy and Fry tank

SOON TO COME!!
A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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Max size on both species is 4-5 inches I believe, but I would say putting the adults in the bigger tank would be a better choice.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-31-2009, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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So are they ok in a 38 gallon?
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Well, if you go by the inch of fish per gallon rule, which isn't really a sound way to go..you have four 4" fish...so 40 gallons minimum space. Everything I've seen on even the small cichlids says a 50 gallon is a much better choice. You could try it though. They might be ok, but I myself would put the adults in the bigger tank and let the fry grow out in the 38. Its up to you I suppose.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-11-2009, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hey herky I have moved them to a 55 and they are much better there. they seem happyer thanks for the advice.
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