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Old 02-18-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Doubble red's in 40l tank

Just wondering if more than one pair of cichlids could be kept in a 40l planted tank? Because i have read that in nature that a huge number live in a meter of the river or where ever!
If only 1 pair what else could be kept in the tank with them??
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The tank is an aquastart 340 pro if that helps
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They are being separated from the 100l because I never see it and I haven't seen him eat! And all he does I'd hide for the majority of the day is this a good idea??
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I would stick to 1 pair in that size tank (~10g for our American friends). More than a pair might be territorial and you could have some fighting. Even in a 40L tank the male could harrass the female, so if that happens, be sure to watch them and remove 1 if you have to.

As far as what could go with them....I'd only put a small school of small fish like Neons, Green Neons, or one of the microrasbora Boraras species. The tank really isn't big enough to house more than that.
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Wait... Are we talking 40 long or 40 liters??? I'm confused.
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Definantely only one male in a 10 gal. While this species is a harem breeder each female claims Approx 12 inches of territory. So it is not recomended to keep more than 1 female in a 10 gal. As far as other fish, I would avoid most bottom dwellers since they will be seen as invading the apistos territory.
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Quote:
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Wait... Are we talking 40 long or 40 liters??? I'm confused.
I assumed 40 liters. 
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Yeagh it's a 40 litre. Thanks for the advice, it was just an idea because I've got a 300 litre which I am w8ing to start using. Which means the gold fish in the smaller tank get the 100l tank and I was trying 2 work out what 2 do with the 40l any other ideas?
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