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Old 07-31-2015, 04:26 PM   #1
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firemouth cichlid

Is a 37 gallon tank enough for a fire mouth cichlid?
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:09 PM   #2
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People have kept them in 20 gallon long tanks, so as long as its alone or its a breeding pair youre fine. I dont know the mesurements of that size tank but it has basically 40gallons which should be enough space to distribute nitrates, and you bioload should be ok.

What do you want to keep it with? Alone or paired would be best, as said above. And very few tankmates as well, if any...


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Old 08-01-2015, 12:05 AM   #3
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It is 30"L 12"W 22"H and I was planning on having it with a school of serpae tetras.
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Serpae should be aggresive enough to get along.

I think that would be fine.


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Can a fire mouth cichlid be kept with a krib or a blue ram?
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:18 PM   #6
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Ir a firemouth cichlid and pictus catfish
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:55 PM   #7
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You could go with an FM, a smallish school of Serpae, and one of the smaller Pictus varieties. They prefer schools but i don't think you have room.

No GBR or Kribs


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And I just realized that I didn't mention that I have a BN pleco so would a pictus catfish overcrowd the bottom
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Choose between a BN Plec or a Pictus, unless you have good filtration and a lot of hiding places.

The Pleco will need a bit of driftwood as well...


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It is 30"L 12"W 22"H and I was planning on having it with a school of serpae tetras.
Great plan. I would say no to the pictus just keep the BN pleco.

Firemouths are fantastic fish (one of my favorites) and they don't start going psycho until they breed so its best to keep a single one in a tank that size.
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