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Cody 02-08-2008 05:14 PM

Sinlge Cichlid in 30G
 
Is there a Cichlid that I could keep in a 30Gallon tank by itself? I would like to have 1 larger (not like Oscar big) cic in it if possible.

u.p.tropicals 02-08-2008 05:57 PM

single fish in 30 gal tank
 
yes, a male peacock cichlid whould look awsome

comando489 02-08-2008 06:09 PM

there are a few things you could put in it if it will only be one cichlid.

something like a pair of convicts would be cool (so you could have fry and such)

venustius hap. (sp?) would do well

you could even get away with putting a JD or GT for a while.

Cody 02-08-2008 06:19 PM

I was *wanting* to put in a Jack, put I think it would be too small. A few sites say you can keep one alone in a 30, but I think that wouldn't be fair for the fish.

I was also looking at convicts. I will have to look at Peacocks as well.

jeaninel 02-08-2008 06:51 PM

How about a Firemouth or a couple Keyholes.

herefishy 02-08-2008 07:36 PM

I currently have a 5" Uaru with (2) Royal farlowellas(Sturisoma panamense), and a small group of C. anneus "albino" in a 30g.Plastic plants(oh, how I hate to admit that) are needed as the Uaru is a vegetarian, for the most part, and will absolutely destroy even the toughest of plants. I learned from experience. The fish DESTROYED a $30 Anubius. Plant has healed, that's the good news.

Lupin 02-08-2008 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by herefishy
I currently have a 5" Uaru with (2) Royal farlowellas(Sturisoma panamense), and a small group of C. anneus "albino" in a 30g.Plastic plants(oh, how I hate to admit that) are needed as the Uaru is a vegetarian, for the most part, and will absolutely destroy even the toughest of plants. I learned from experience. The fish DESTROYED a $30 Anubius. Plant has healed, that's the good news.

Lovely.:love:

Cody 02-08-2008 08:39 PM

Ok, some really good ideas. I haven't decided on anything yet, but I am thinking.

Anyway I could keep a single JD in the tank? I doubt it, but its a thought.

Falina 02-08-2008 09:04 PM

I would say no. It would simply grow too big when fully grown to have enough swimming space.

herefishy 02-08-2008 09:33 PM

So, will my Uaru, but she will go into another tank when that happens. A JD would be fine, as long as you realize that, eventually, he will have to be moved to more spacious quarters. Another suggestion, a male Nicaraguense. Awesome fish in color!!!!

http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fres...id/nicarag.php


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