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Old 03-03-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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Electric yellow cichlids tank

How big does a tank have to be for one of these guys
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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They stay relatively small, I think Max is like 4 inches. If you just want one, I think he'd be plenty happy in a 20 gallon
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Are they aggressive
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:51 PM   #4
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Could they be with some dwarf like a Shellie variety like multis
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:36 PM   #5
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They're on the milder side when it comes to mbunas, depending on what else you have in the tank will determine how big of a tank you'll need.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:16 PM   #6
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Electric Yellows are mbuna, and like all mbuna they need a minimum of a 4' tank. They are not suitable tank mates for any type of fish besides other cichlids and a few varieties of African catfish. They are not compatible with dwarf cichlids of any type, including shell dwellers. While they have a reputation for being milder than other cichlids, they are still African cichlids and therefore highly aggressive fish. There adult size is listed at 5 inches, but they can exceed that.
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+1 to Renegade, he is right.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:33 PM   #8
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I have 3 in a 10gal right now. they are juvies. i plan on upgrading them to a 29g and getting 3 more.
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I have 3 in a 10gal right now. they are juvies. i plan on upgrading them to a 29g and getting 3 more.
Bad idea the starting point should be 55 gals for mbuna.

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Old 03-14-2014, 04:47 PM   #10
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Seriously? for dwarf fish. its the only 3 i have.
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