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post #1 of 4 Old 05-10-2013, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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Would I be able to put a rainbow trout in with my sa cichlids? It's like 5 inches.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-10-2013, 05:53 AM
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Did some quick research. They require clear cold water (not over 68) and will eat fish up to 1/3 of their own size. Those two things alone would tell me it's probably not a good idea.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-10-2013, 07:00 AM
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It is a pretty clear no. Rainbow trout are a true coldwater species and will not live long in water above 68F. They also require highly oxygenated water. Not to mention that the rainbow in mention will get larger than 5 inches. I do not recommend adding one under any circumstance.


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post #4 of 4 Old 05-10-2013, 08:27 AM
The two are entirely incompatible. If you want to do a trout tank you would need to create a coldwater stream setup.
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