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post #1 of 4 Old 10-27-2008, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Starting Up A Chiclid Tank?

Hi, I have had a 70 litre tropical community tank for around 3 months now and fancied trying something new. I have a few fish already so the biological filteration is working (I hope!). These fish would be transferred into another tank which is alot larger and has been set up for around 6-7 years; also a tropical community tank. I wanted to adapt my 70 litre tank into a chiclid tank but I am blank on the knowledge of these fish. I know they need to be kept seperate and are aggresive. What do they need and like? Is a 70 litre tank large enough? How many chiclids, if any, can i have in this tank? Do they like fake, plastic plants or do they need real shubbery? What food do they need? Can you help me?
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-28-2008, 02:34 PM
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Well, cichlids are the most diverse group of fish on the planet, so it's really difficult to tell you anything specific about them. However, a 70 liter tank is going to severely limit your options, as many cichlids get much too large for a tank this size. Here's a link to another thread where I gave some cichlid ideas for someone with a similarly sized tank:

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-31-2008, 01:10 PM
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You should try angelfish. There a fun chiclid. There are many varietys to choose from and are very hardy.

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50 gallon tank - 2 male guppies, 1 female guppy, 2 zebra danios, 1 pearl danio, 1 Angelfish, 1 male platy, 2 female platys, 2 silvery minnows
Pond - 1 cooter, 1 RES, 4 goldfish(my baby sis poisoned my pond)

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post #4 of 4 Old 11-04-2008, 01:02 AM
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I disagree. Angelfish get very large (8" long and 10" tall) so they really need a much bigger tank than 70 liters.

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