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daisycutter 04-27-2007 03:45 PM

african tank
 
ive just recently setup a new 25 gallon cube tank to replace my rather tatty looking 20 and was wondering if i could use this for a small african setup the only occupant is a small syno cat
suggested species?(if atall)
some books suggest juliddochromis species any thoghts?
(i would use the ciclidforum but im banned for using the c word)

SinisterKisses 04-27-2007 05:48 PM

I wouldn't put any malawis in there, but you could definitely do some smaller Tangs. Julies, leleupi, brichardi or pulcher, any of the shelldwellers...

daisycutter 04-29-2007 06:13 PM

im going to try one of the cookie cutter setups sugested by ciclid forums libary and see how that goes

Falina 04-29-2007 06:25 PM

I don't know a lot about cichlids but the only thing I would say is to avoid any cichlid that is too territorial, or that enjoys caves. I tried cichlids in a tank (35g) with 2 synosontis and it caused all sorts of problems because despite there being a few different places to hide, the synos were all too eager to claim them all, and the ciclids wanted them and so resorted to bullying each other and other fish.


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