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Old 07-07-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
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i have a planted 15 gallon and was wondering if i can keep one or a mated pair of them in my 15 i really love the coloration and have wanted to know if its possible at all for me
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Hate to break it to you, but they need 24gal+, so I don't see a way you could do it long term. Unless you plan to upgrade.
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nope no upgrade planned what makes them need a larger tank (i know nothing about them i was planing on researching ig the plan was a go)
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Well a male can get up to 6" and for a pair, you'd need atleast 30gal. And their very agressive, not community at all. So to have them with other fish requires an even larger tank, very large.
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so not even just one all by his lonesome would work
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:58 AM   #6
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Well, not long term, they really need atleast 24gal, a 6" fish in 15gal of water just doesnt work, I mean it'd be okay for a while, but it'd eventually get too large for your tank. And it'd also have to be the only fish in there, so unless you wanna upgrade, and only have one or two(which even they might not get along, you never know) id say don't do it.

You gotta take in account how big they will eventually get.
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yeah its not worth it i thought id ask to be safe thanks for the help though
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No problem, better to know what you'd be getting into.

http://www.worldcichlids.com/fishpro...tcichlids.html -if you're interested
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thank you i may set up a tank at my dads and have a breeding pair
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How big is the tank?
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