07-04-2013, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Agent13
Oh my goodness. I love those guys. The girls that live in the "shell harems" that the males make for them. Probably the only male with female African cichlids I would keep. If you find them and keep them I would love for you to post pics. But is 10g big enough? I know they don't need as much space. Very curious.
I've read they are perfect "desk" fish and can be kept in a 5 gallon, though I wouldn't do that. They guard an area of 6 inches, so I guess a 10 gallon is sufficient. I'm still deciding. I'll post pictures for sure if I get a pair. The problem is, getting a male and female. They aren't that easy to sex. I have to trust the fish store guy, as he seems to know. Hmmmm