Breading Cichlids

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Hey, all I have some cichlids and I just wanted to know how old do they get before they start breading as I have a few in my tank that are all different sizes so not quite sure, as I am new to the cichlid world.

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Hi we need a bit more information please. What size tank, which species of cichlids and how many do you have?

If you are not sure in species post some pics and we can help

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My eye is drawn to the two yellows above the ship in picture one. I would say they look like a pair. When setting up a tank for breeding or keeping make sure that there areas for each fish that is easy to defend. I have attached a photo of a new african cichlid tank that I have just set up to give you some ideas. This type of layout will help to sort out pairs.
 

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Hi
My eye is drawn to the two yellows above the ship in picture one. I would say they look like a pair. When setting up a tank for breeding or keeping make sure that there areas for each fish that is easy to defend. I have attached a photo of a new african cichlid tank that I have just set up to give you some ideas. This type of layout will help to sort out pairs.
Thank you I need to know what size tank do you recommend I get at the moment I about 25-30 they are not mature yet but growing fast as I want to order tomorrow??
And thank you for the advice n photo
 

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As a rule of thumb one fish inch per 5 liters of water. 20 fish at 4 inches each 80 x 5 = 400 liter tank
You will maybe loose a few, and with good filtration you should be OK at that.
 
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As a rule of thumb one fish inch per 5 liters of water. 20 fish at 4 inches each 80 x 5 = 400 liter tank
You will maybe loose a few, and with good filtration you should be OK at that.
Thank you for your help
 

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