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post #1 of 4 Old 08-25-2015, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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What Cichlids to put in a 25 Gallon Tank

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I have a 25 Gallon that has been sitting for about 2 years. Now I want to set it back up I would like to do Cichlids in the tank. It would be helpful if I could get a list of fish to use for the tank. The only fish I would really like to have is Apistogrammas I would like to know what kind of fish could I put with these fish.. I would also need to know what kind of equipment to use for it as well. The tanks has fluorescent tubes, what kind of fluorescent tube would i need to get? I also plan to have the tank planted as well.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2015, 11:23 AM
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Well, this is in the wrong section of the forum, you can PM a mod to move it over to a cichlid area.

Well Apistos are New World Cichlids so you want to keep within that type; Rams, other Apistos, Firemouth, Acaras get a little too big, Flowerhorns also get too big, Kribensis, Curviceps, Keyhole's.

I'd personally go with this stocking:
1 x Keyhole (they do get up to six inches though and usually 30 gallon tank minimum)
2 x Apistogramma agassizi (1M:1F)
6-8 Larger Tetra/Barb (Diamond Tetras)

This will be pretty much stocked for your tank and a lot of fish for it, but if you have lots of fast growing plants, this will help negate the ammonia and help create oxygen for your fish to be happy with.

As for lights, you'll want a Daylight (6,500K) tube. Make sure you find out what size tube it needs (T8 or T12 are usually the sizes you see in stores/work buildings, kind of a fat light. T5 is the next smallest one). But you'll definitely want a Daylight (You can look at Wal-Mart, that's where I get my 6,500K fluorescent lights and cheaper) for good growth with your plants :)

Wilds: Betta Wajok, B. rutilans, B. siamentorialis, B. hendra
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-31-2015, 08:59 AM
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Depending on your water conditions; shell dwelling cichlids from the Neolamprologus family! A breeding pair or two would look quite interesting in there!

Owner of fish, hermit crabs, shrimp and plants!


Hermit Crab Association (HCA) is a great resource for hermit crab care
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-31-2015, 09:01 AM
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Oooh, yes! Those are so darn adorable as well!! I've heard they're ridiculously easy to breed...at least, I think that's what I heard lol. I'm still learning a lot about the less common cichlids

Wilds: Betta Wajok, B. rutilans, B. siamentorialis, B. hendra
Leopards: 1:4 Hawkeye, Luna, Astrael, Dorian, Cullen, Gallifrey
Gargoyle: Cloudjumper
African Fat Tails: Nox and Lux
Bearded Dragon: Stormfly

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