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Old 06-30-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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Cichlid tank- 29gal

talking to a freind today he told me he has an tank in his office that isnt used, hes going to try and get if for me, he said its between a 25-35 gallon tank

since i have my community 35 and a 10 and 20 for guppies, i decided id try some cichlids, i know its a small tank fopr them and all but afew in there would be alright just looking for suggestions on what i could put in there, it would have a sand subtrate

is this link any good http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...rence_list.php
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IMO dwarf cichlids would be the only ones to go into a tank that size. Blue or bolivian rams for example.

That link is a decent one as long as you use the cookie cutters for the size of your tank.
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Old 06-30-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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what does "cookie cutter" mean?
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They have "recipies" for combinations of fish to put into aquariums of specific sizes.
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:18 PM   #5
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• Julidochromis regani - 1 pair
• Neolamprologus leleupi - 1 pair
• 'Lamprologus' occelatus - 1 trio

it has this setup for a 20long-29gal, is it possible, looks really good

also like these 2 Telmatochromis bifrenatus, brichardi, that are recommended at 20long-29g on that site
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The Telmatochromis aren't commonly available, may be hard to find. Their specialty is eggs of other cichlids, so breeding the others won't be likely, with the possible exception of the ocellatus.
Julidiochromis are fry predators, so are leleupi. Any eggs that hatch probably won't get far.
In order to get a pair of most any cichlid, it's best to start with 4-6, allow them to choose their own mates, then move out the extras. Simply putting a male and female together usually doesn't work.
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Aside from dwarf cichlids, Lake Tang cichlids can be housed in a 29 gal as you have found. I like the Lake Tang cichlids as they give wonderful size, shape and color variation for any tank; however, if you end up with a breeding pair, more than likely, they will try to take over the entire tank. Brichardi tend to breed readily and the older fry will help care for younger fry, which makes for a nice community to watch. I used to have a pair in a 29 gal with lots of rocks and eventually lots of fry. I also used to have occelatus in a 29 gal with lots of shells and they were lots of fun. The male had two broods going with two females. They were not kept with other fish as they were down right vicious--you couldn't put your hand in the tank without getting nipped.
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what about 1 pair of keyhole cichlids? i just got a pair the other day & they are by far the most peaceful new world cichlids i've owned. so far they are only about 3 inches, but according to the info i have found, they dont really need too big of a tank, should be easy to breed, and dont harm a fly... or so i've read. maybe somebody here has some personal experience & would like to share. i know they dont have the brightest color, but they really stand out...
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