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jr.masterbreeder 12-06-2008 09:27 AM

New Cichlid tank.
 
I have as of right now 2 BABY ciclids in a 10 G tank, (dont worry i am upgrading to a 25 before long.) They seem very happy, I will get some pics up as soon as i get the chance. They are two Lemon Cichlids. One is normal colored and about 1 1/4 in. the other is Albino and close to 2 in. I cant believe that this petco doesnt sell many of them... They said that many people are turned off by Cichlids because of their
"semi-aggressive/aggressive" nature sticker on the tank... :cry:They have really neat personalitys so far... (1 day... lol)

Kim 12-06-2008 11:51 AM

Pictures, pictures, pictures!!!!

jr.masterbreeder 12-06-2008 02:08 PM

soon... i promise. maybe up by tomorrow afternoon, after i put my DIY cave in. I have to wait 24 hours for the silicone to dry. Oh, and I added 2 more. I forgot the names though. They are blue bodied with yellow fins. I think the name started with "Ac"

TrashmanNYC 12-06-2008 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jr.masterbreeder (Post 156207)
I have as of right now 2 BABY ciclids in a 10 G tank, (dont worry i am upgrading to a 25 before long.)

what kind of cichlids are they? if they are from Petco then im sure that they were "Asst. Africans"......a 25 is definately not gonna be big enough.........you need a tank that is at least 36" long, preferably 48" long for them...........

Robb

jr.masterbreeder 12-06-2008 03:31 PM

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They're fine. I researched what they are. they are Lemon Cichlids and only get to be 4 1/2 inches long. I've also got 2 more now and those names started with, "Acal" or something like that
Here are some pics of the Lemon Cichlid and the Albino Lemon Cichlid.
The cave will be in there tomorrow.

aunt kymmie 12-06-2008 03:35 PM

What little cuties. Where are the pics of the other two?? :-D
I'll be interested to see them and find out what they are!

jr.masterbreeder 12-06-2008 04:01 PM

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Thanks!! Here are the other 2. These pics arent the best. Its the best i could get. They dont like movement in front of the tank right now. I will also have a cave in that spot in the middle where theres nothing. I made a DIY cave for them. I have to wait 24 hours for the silicone to be safe enough to add to the water...

aunt kymmie 12-06-2008 05:39 PM

They're nice looking. I wonder what type of cichlids they are? Not to worry, someone else will know. You'll post pics of your DIY cave, yes?

I wonder how quickly those four fish are going to outgrow that tank?? Hopefully not fast enough so you'll have plenty of time to get a much larger tank...hopefully much larger than a 25..... ;-). They're going to need lots of room!

jr.masterbreeder 12-06-2008 06:17 PM

They only get 4 1/2 inches... need 1 inch per gallon. with 4.
thats 18 inches. Thats an extra un-filled 7 Gallons i could use.
The blue ones are Pseudotropheus Acei. I'm on an all Cichlid site and somebody identified it for me. 25 G's should be more than enough.
I could squeeze in maybe a 30 G. But im gonna be 16 in a few days and hopefully getting a job at my LFS. (its privately owned.) Hopefully that will make me some more money so i could eventually get a 45-50 G or so in the way future. They're only in a 10 G right now. I will be putting them in a 25-30 in 1-2 months. The people at petsmart and Petco said it was fine.

aunt kymmie 12-06-2008 07:01 PM

Ahhhh...16 in a few days! It's driving time...Happy Birthday!


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