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Old 01-31-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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265 south/central american stock

I'm currently looking on craigslist for a 265 gallon tank or even a 300 gallon tank possibly. How many cichlids could I put in there and anyone have any stock ideas?

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That is a large question because sa/ca cichlids cover a huge amount of different kinds of fish. you could fit about 100 German Blue Rams or 1 maybe 2 Dovii. Let us know what you are into and we can help.

In a tank that size I would do all male. I would start with a few managuens, festea, Jack Dempsey and cull them down until I got the nicest males, get a couple Fire mouths. A school of Buenos Aires tetras as dither fish.

Or you could decided do a pair of anything above but then you have to be really selective of what else you add.
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Typically, tanks of that size are deep and don't give you more footprint than a smaller sized tank, so with cichlids, especially the aggressive types, the number that can be kept are more related to the footprint than the gallonage.
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It would be a 7 or 8 foot tank. I was thinking fish like salvini's firemouth, green terrors stuff like that. Not necessarily those exact fish but cichlids of that size and a little bigger

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