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Old 10-01-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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10 gallon.

Are there any types of chichlids i can put in a 10 gallon? thx.
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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Shell dwellers from Lake Tanganyika--check the sticky in this forum for links Other dwarf cichlids may work, I love shellies!
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ok ill look at shell dwellers. thanks. for your help menagerie.
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[quote=Menagerie;908347]check the sticky in this forum for links
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my bad messed up quote
what did u mean.
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Welcome to the Cichlid Forum

I just read and replied to another of your posts about a 10 gal tank. You need to take your time and gather lots of information--whether you want colorful and busy, or colorful and peaceful, sacrifice color for some amazing behavior, etc. The shellies I have kept are not the most colorful, but they are fun. I would not put any of these fish in with the fish listed in your other post.
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I would not put any of these fish in with the fish listed in your other post.
oh i wasnt they wouldnt mix unless i had a 100 gallon or somethin that they never saw each other or could get away from each other.
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if its not a chichlid i want a pretty and active nice fish if its a chichlid i dont care what kind of fish it is i just like chichlids a lot.
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The Lamprologus Caudopunctatus Cichlid, also called the Neolamprologus Caudopunctatus Cichlid, originates from the rocky Zambian coastal waters of Lake Tanganyika, Africa. This species is one of the smaller of the cichlids, only attaining a maximum size of 3-1/2 inches. Their bodies are silver in color with a tan hue, and the dorsal and anal fins are very colorful with blue and yellow outlines and spots giving these fish a more dramatic look.

The Lamprologus Caudopunctatus Cichlid should be maintained in an aquarium of at least 30 gallons with other smaller Tanganyikan cichlids. Incorporate plenty of rocks, shells and African driftwood in order to build caves. Provide a sandy bottom comprised of aragonite to maintain the necessary high pH and alkalinity, and for breeding purposes.
The Lamprologus Caudopunctatus Cichlid is a substrate spawner, and breeding is more difficult than most of the cichlids. This is a very slow growing species which may take a few years to reach sexual maturity. At that time, the males are typically larger than the females, attaining a size of about 3-1/2" compared to 2-1/2" with females. Provide a few inches of sand, and plenty empty shells for the female to lay their eggs. They are typically a substrate spawner; but also may lay their eggs within a shell. Incubation occurs in 3 to 4 days. To increase their survival rates, relocate the young to a separate aquarium after hatching. Feed the fry newly hatched brine shrimp and finely crushed flake food. Their diet should contain meaty items such as blood worms, brine and mysis shrimp, carnivore flake and pellet foods.

hey is this the same fish(shell dwellers) you are talking about? oh and the artical came from (LiveAquaria.com) it came with a pic but i dont know how to get the pic to show up here so i put it as my profile picture.
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theres many "shell dwellers"
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