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Chiclid 10-27-2008 10:05 AM

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?:-?

iamntbatman 10-28-2008 02:34 PM

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:

FishFreak95 10-31-2008 01:10 PM

You should try angelfish. There a fun chiclid. There are many varietys to choose from and are very hardy.

iamntbatman 11-04-2008 01:02 AM

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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