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Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by HyPerLite_ByerLy_142, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. HyPerLite_ByerLy_142

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    yea..african chiclids..

    any good?

    lfs had alot of them..just wonderin how well they would work out n a 29g tank..

    thanks

    sean :byebye:
     
  2. pseud

    pseud Nyah Nyah Nyah!

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    Not so great in a 29 gallon unless you got a pair of dwarf cichlids. A pair of Rams or Apistos would do well for example, (assuming your other fish are non agressive and non territorial)
     
  3. tttnjfttt

    tttnjfttt I have a point, just don't ask me what it is

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    The fish you are talking about are South American cichlids, and the author is asking about African Cichlids.



    I'm not positive if a tank that size can be made into an african cichlid tank, but if you do, you need to first do alot of research, and make sure you don't buy cichlids out of a tank marked "Mixed African Cichlids". Cichlids range from about 3.5" to 12", their diet can range from herbavore to carnivores, some can be "peaceful" like the electric yellow labs, while others can be very very agressive. Buying cichlids out of a mixed tank is a recipe for disaster.

    I would recomend you do some research, then ask a ton of questions in the African Cichlids section.

    A few websites have "Cookie Cutter Tanks" with a list of species that will work in different tank sizes. One thing to be aware of, is when comparing a 29 gal to a 30 gal, the 30 gal tank is 6 inches longer, so bear that in mind
    http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/quic...erence_list.php
    http://www.malawimayhem.com/articles_tank_recipes.shtml

    EDIT: Formating
     
  4. vantgE

    vantgE I know you agree

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    Only a few tangykan african cichlids could work usually sheelldwellers. But what you are most likely seeing are mbuna and they would not work do some reading africans tanks will definately take reseaarch to make work
     
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    Some Tang rock dwellers would work as well but yeah, pretty much rock and shellies are all you'll find for a 30g. There are a few others who will like Leulupi but you could only do a pair of them.
     
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