Can angel fish live in a 22 gallon tank.

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Can I keep angel fish in a 22 gallon. My tank is 50cm tall, 48cn wide and 36cm thick. At first I thought it was 14 gallons. I looked the dimensions up on an online volume calculator and it turns out it is 22 gallons. Can I keep normal goumaris in the tank instead of dwarf goumaris? Can you look up the dimensions to and tell me your result.
 

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It is only just big enough for Dwarf Cichlids. Keyholes are always a good starter for cichlids.
 

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I suspect you measured the exterior and this is actually a 20 high. I would not keep keyholes in a 20 high. You might keep a pair of borelli (a very colourful personality fish); but if you keep a pair (female/male or trio female/female/male); you would need to well landscape it so the male can hide from the females with frys. You could try german blue rams if you have a fair amount of experience as they can be a bit delicate.

Apisto in general are very hearty but if you keep pairs of trio (males with females); depending on the specific species special care need to be taken. If you keep just male or males things are a bit easier. I mentioned borelli above because they are a bit smaller and adaptable to wide range of water parameters but there are others you could consider. I would avoid cockatoo which are fairly popular but extremely dull (boring) fish.
 
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I suspect you measured the exterior and this is actually a 20 high. I would not keep keyholes in a 20 high. You might keep a pair of borelli (a very colourful personality fish); but if you keep a pair (female/male or trio female/female/male); you would need to well landscape it so the male can hide from the females with frys. You could try german blue rams if you have a fair amount of experience as they can be a bit delicate.

Apisto in general are very hearty but if you keep pairs of trio (males with females); depending on the specific species special care need to be taken. If you keep just male or males things are a bit easier. I mentioned borelli above because they are a bit smaller and adaptable to wide range of water parameters but their are others you could consider. I would avoid cockatoo which are fairly popular but extremely dull (boring) fish.
You have a huge amount of experience keeping dwarf cichlids I will keep that in mind for further threads.
 

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Apisto in general are very hearty but if you keep pairs of trio (males with females); depending on the specific species special care need to be taken. If you keep just male or males things are a bit easier. I mentioned borelli above because they are a bit smaller and adaptable to wide range of water parameters but there are others you could consider. I would avoid cockatoo which are fairly popular but extremely dull (boring) fish.
I'll second the Apisto recommendation.
I had a pair of Redline who did rather well in my 20 gallon, before moving on to a tank of their own, where they are now apparently breeding.
I swapped those for three Cockatoo, (two female and a male) and these have also settled in nicely, with one smaller (younger) female laying. I'd struggle to call these 'boring'.

Granted, I am yet to see them execute a decent Paso Doble and his card tricks leave something to be desired, but still...
I appreciate that some fishkeepers do view aggression as entertainment, (present company excepted, I'm sure ;) ), but these would even fail in that regard.
 

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