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Old 01-31-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Cichlids and Cory's?

Is it possible to have Cichlids and cory's in the same tank? I need to take my 10 gallon down an have 3 corries that will need to be re-homed. My cichlids are in a 20G long so I thought they would go in with them. Will the cichlids kill them?
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They will nip at the fins but that's gonna be a big bioload for a 20 gallon. What type of filtration do you have.
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Which cichlids do you have
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They will nip at the fins but that's gonna be a big bioload for a 20 gallon. What type of filtration do you have.
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Which cichlids do you have
2 Electric Yellow Labs and 2 Kenyi's. Still juvenile's so I dont know the sex's yet.
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IMO the cichlids will eventually kill the cory's and 20g is way too small for those cichlids they will kill each other as they grow.
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IMO the cichlids will eventually kill the cory's and 20g is way too small for those cichlids they will kill each other as they grow.
Its a 20 Long so they have a bit more room to swim and hide. But its not a permanent home for them. Realistically, just for 5 to 6 months until I can afford something bigger.
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How big are the cichlids now?
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How big are the cichlids now?
Labs are about 1.5in and the Kenyi's about 1in.

The Cory's are bigger
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In 6 months they could be 4" long.The trouble is whichever turns out to be the dominant male will claim the whole tank as his territory.African cichlids like to claim territories and 20 gal is just not big enough for 1 African cichlid never mind 4.
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