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mamatoulouse 04-01-2011 10:31 PM

what size should my hosipital/ quarintine tank be? for cichlids?
 
ok so i have a 55 gallon main tank that is empty but i am going to get fish and i am wondering what size quarantine tank i should get i was thinking 10 gallons since its just for transitioning and i only buy 2 fish at a time anyways..... or maybe i should go 15 or 20long...

aquakid 04-01-2011 10:33 PM

id go with a 20 regular. a 40 breeder is even better but a 20 would suffice. a long isn't really suitable for "all fish"

mamatoulouse 04-01-2011 10:40 PM

its just for African cichlids i like to buy 2"-3"....

aquakid 04-01-2011 10:45 PM

15 or 20 then will be perfect

mamatoulouse 04-01-2011 10:46 PM

ok good...now to find a spot for it.

aquakid 04-01-2011 10:56 PM

stick it under the 55 stand

mamatoulouse 04-01-2011 11:02 PM

its the cabinet kind.... i will prolly put in my sons room... or the living room

Mikaila31 04-02-2011 12:42 AM

I use a 15, but a 10 would work too IMO.

jeaninel 04-02-2011 12:59 AM

I would use a 20 long. A longer tank is better for cichlids IMO....more territory, even if it is for just a few weeks.

Mikaila31 04-02-2011 01:53 AM

Use dividers if necessary. Q-tanks are meant mainly to protect fish you have already bough and save costs of treating the main tank for disease. Hence I usually stick to the smaller side. No reason to treat 20 gallons of water when I can treat 10.


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