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Old 02-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Best Cichlid for me?

Hi I currently have a 48 litre with

Two mollies but thirty babies
Three neons
Three Harliquens


These are what I would like to add

Three rummynose
Three guppies

I was wondering about Cichlids what would be good for me
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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So you roughly have a 12.6 gallon tank from my understanding. For cichlids I could only recommend kribensis and I think that is even pushing it. The reason I would go with kribs is that they can tolerate a higher ph level and are much hardier then german blues. Bolivians are a bit larger then kribensis so I ruled them out.

I'm sure someone else will offer some advice as well and hopefully I helped out a bit
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Hi I currently have a 48 litre with

Two mollies but thirty babies
Three neons
Three Harliquens


These are what I would like to add

Three rummynose
Three guppies

I was wondering about Cichlids what would be good for me
None. Your tank is too small for Cichlids.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the advice I'll have a look on ones recommend on G images now
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Love em!
If I went for a bigger tank what are your favourites
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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What size of tank are you looking into? If you went to a 55 gallon you could do quite a bit. Bolivians, German blues, kribensis, mbuna cichlids, blue acei, etc
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I don't really know what's the minimum you would recommend?
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I would go no less then a 55 gallon, easier to maintain, much more stocking options as well and more room to aqua scape. If you can go to a 75 you have it made. If you go that big I would recommend a canister filter like a fluval. Or run dual fluval C4's to optimize filtration.
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Do you know what 55 and 75 g is in litres
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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209 litres and 285 litres
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