Cichlid Questions - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-29-2009, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
Smile Cichlid Questions

Could i keep one or two cichlids in a 20 gallon tank for example the demasoni cichlids or the electric yellow cichlids that only grow to 5"....

another question are cichlids aggressive towards all other fish including each other?

Are there any fish they are compatible with? Would they be ok with neon tetras?

When I get my new tank Im giving my old 20 gallon to my brother and he is very interested in the cichlids but i know nothing about them.

SO if he cant keep cichlids can he get a krib or a scarlet gem badis and how many could he get of them?

Guppyluver4ever is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 07-29-2009, 01:24 PM
Fishin Pole's Avatar
the tank is to small for african cichlids of any kind....with the exception of the Lake Tang shell dwellers.....African cichlids are generally not good tankmates for other types of fish, except maybe some type of bottom dweller that can handle a higher Ph, which the africans require.......They will eat any tetra you put in with them.....A pair of Kribs or a pair of Badis would probably work if the tank is a 20 gallon long and not the 20 tall..........The biggest thing with african cichlids is the footprint of the tank, a tall tank is doing them no good......They need space and LOTS of hiding spots......They are not a good fish for a beginner to start with.........
Fishin Pole is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-29-2009, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
oh... its the 20 gallon tall, but i dont understand the Scarlet Gem Badis only grow to 1", or as they are now known as dario dario . Ive researched and it says you could have them in tanks as small as 7 gallon tanks.
Guppyluver4ever is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-29-2009, 03:38 PM
Fishin Pole's Avatar
your correct, the dario dario WILL work in a 20 of either size..........I was thinking of another species of fish, sorry.....
Fishin Pole is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-29-2009, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
i thought so i was like man that 1" fish need space!!! Alright thx
Guppyluver4ever is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 07-30-2009, 10:07 AM
New Member
I'm her brother and i really like those dario darios. how many could i keep in that tank and what other fish could i keep along with them?
motica1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a creepy fish cichlid photo. plus others of cichlid fry redchigh Freshwater Journals 2 02-24-2010 12:38 PM
Convict cichlids in a C/S American cichlid comunity questions willieturnip Freshwater and Tropical Fish 6 10-06-2009 04:14 PM
Cichlid Questions Guppyluver4ever Cichlids 2 08-13-2009 11:16 AM
Setting up first African Cichlid tank, got questions Pit Momma Cichlids 6 05-04-2009 11:34 AM
Severum Cichlid eggs questions please!!!! afoshee Fish Breeding 1 04-11-2009 01:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome