tank size for parrot cichlid
i am planning on setting up a tank for parrot cichlid... i was wondering if anyone with experience of owning them can help.
i have a 40 gallon breeder tank... will that be good enough, if so how many parrot cichlid fish can i introduce.
tank mates: tiger barbs, red tail shark, and clown loaches... with they pose any problems to the parrton cichlid or like wise.
substrat: i have thahitian black moon sand. can i use that or i have to use fine gravel.
filter: emperor filter system 400
thanks for helping.
Parrot cichlids are very unpredictable. You will never know when they may suddenly attack their tankmates. I would not recommend one with your current stocklist.
i actually have 5 tiger barbs in a 20 G and a red tail in a seperate 20G...
i can leave them in there and dedicate the 40 just for the parrot cichlid.
do you know how big they get... LFS just got a shipment in and they are offering 4 parrots for 50 dollars.
these are around 1.5" to 2"... the guy at the LFS is new and does not know much about this particular fish.
They can reach 10 inches at most. I'd keep only one for a 40g.:) On the side note, you'd certainly want to avoid the dyed, tattooed and those with tails removed to maintain their "heart" shape.;)
i am going to get just one... thanks for the advice... thanks on pointing out about the dye... totally agree. when i first started fish hobbing, a LFS sold me 3 show white tetras with dye...
i didnt know about them back them... and when i found out, was totally furious that he did not inform or say anything to me...
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