Plant friendly cichlids?
Are there any cichlids that would do well in a heavily planted 29 gallon with a neutral ph? (6.8)
I've always thought that my tank would look amazing with some fish in it that are a bit larger and more colorful than what are in it now (assorted tetras and corys). There is a BN Pleco in there that I would like to keep there if possible, so I would prefer that whatever stocking suggestions I get are compatible with her. (She's my favorite!)
And if cichlids won't work, are there any suggestions that fit the above parameters? :P
you could try some....angels fish , kribensis,or rams as in microgeophagus ramerezi
Almost any of the South American dwarf cichlid fish would work. There are many species in the genus Apistogramma, or one of the most beautiful the Checkerboard varieties in Discrosus [these latter are all in our fish profiles, second tab from the left in the blue bar above]. The two species in Mikrogeophagus (common Blue Ram and Bolivian Ram). These fish all do best in well planted tanks, and dither fish like tetra and non-aggressive catfish work fine.
Not speaking from experience, but I've read firemouth cichlids will work in a planted tank. You could only have a pair in a 29g though, as they get fairly large. (6-7 inches)
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