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Old 07-02-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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Africans suitable for 20g long?

Are shell dwellers the only African cichlids suitable for a 20 long? Most of the Africans I have looked up seem to reach an adult size that is larger than I would put in a 20.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:31 AM   #2
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Yes shellies are your only choice and it would be a small colony

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If I wanted to do a single species what would a good number be? I'm not necessarily looking for the maximum.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #4
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It really depends on the species to be honest. Neolamprologus multifasciatus could have 10-15 in a 20 gallon long. Brevis and ocellatus I would keep a bit lower, like 6-8. Statenisland should be able to give better estimates than me


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Your good freak....those numbers are good and you can only do 1 species

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Old 07-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, I'm trying to do Multis and goby cichlids in a 20 long and it's not the most peaceful of tanks. Shellies are not exactly peaceful fish lol
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the advice.
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Shellies are one of my favorite groups of fish, they're a blast
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Old 07-02-2014, 01:25 PM   #9
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I say multies are great for a 20 g long....or a pair of gold or blue occies

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Or some l. speciosus (pearly occelatus)
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