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Old 06-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
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Cichlids and Datnoid

Hello, I am new here and was wanting some advice. I have a 46 gallon tank with all Cichilids, 2 Oscars, 2 Electric Yellows, Jack Dempsey, Mangano, Afra, Frontosa and I just added a Tiger Datnoid. I am not too familiar with these fish, but I'm curious to know if any one has had experience with keeping A Dat with Cichilids.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Wow, that's WAY 2 many fish in a 46 you need at least a 75 for an Oscar let alone 2. Dat getting way 2 big, try 2 feet for the adult size or larger. You have NW and Africans in the same tank, they both require different water parms and the PH is also different.? I hate to tell ya, but that tank is going to become a bloodbath if you don't upgrade. If you want to keep those fish, look for a 200+ gallon tank after u decide rather to keep NW or Africans. Research is the key in this hoby
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Hello, I am new here and was wanting some advice. I have a 46 gallon tank with all Cichilids, 2 Oscars, 2 Electric Yellows, Jack Dempsey, Mangano, Afra, Frontosa and I just added a Tiger Datnoid. I am not too familiar with these fish, but I'm curious to know if any one has had experience with keeping A Dat with Cichilids.
Yeah definitely move the frontosa too. Those fish get huge and need a way bigger tank than a 46 gallon. They will most likely need a 125 gallon tank. I'd suggest either upgrading him to a bigger tank, or just get rid of him. Not trying to destroy your tank and insult you, just trying to help you out and give your fish a long, comfortable life .
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Yeah, I don't mean anything bad, I'm just telling the truth
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That tank will only end in disaster. Do your fish and yourself a favor and totally rethink your stock. We are more than willing to help but that tank is over stocked and there will be many conflicts
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Oh I get you guys, these fish are still less than 2 inches. I know they get huge, and I won't keep them in a small tank, again, the question is about the Datnoid and it being with Cichlids. Any info about Datnoids would be great, and I appreciate the answers so far.
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Oh I get you guys, these fish are still less than 2 inches. I know they get huge, and I won't keep them in a small tank, again, the question is about the Datnoid and it being with Cichlids. Any info about Datnoids would be great, and I appreciate the answers so far.
They get pretty big, but if if you have a large enough tank it should be fine with NW. But they get very, very large and need room to swim
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Ok but they do good with Cuchlids then?
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Ok but they do good with Cuchlids then?
Usually but, depends on the size of tank and territory in the tank
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