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Old 01-31-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
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New 25g cichlid tank.

I'm thinking of using my 25g tank for cichlids. I have a fluval 206 canister filter, a 150w heater, and T8 lighting set a side for this tank ( + possibly a HOB or bubble filter if required). having not kept them before i was wondering

1, what would be suitable
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2, how many

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Old 01-31-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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Most typically kept cichlids are kept in 55 or larger. How ever there are some very nice dwarf cichlids that would work well in that tank. They all have great colors and great personality. I prefer them to mbuna mostly due to personality.

Pair of German Blue Rams (established tank required for GBR's)
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Pair of Kribensis
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Apistogrmamas
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Or a pair of jewel cichlids

or a colony of shell dwellers:
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I've been to my LFS today and seen some dwarf cockatoo cichlids and think they look pretty cool. 1male and 3 females for £30 ($50)

They also had some dwarf jewels, how can you sex these as they all looked the same apart from a few bigger ones? 2 for £12 ($20)
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Get the cockatoos. I'm bias but they really are a amazing fish. Very community friendly and my male is very puppy like. Begs for food, follows me around the room
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Or a pair of jewel cichlids

or a colony of shell dwellers:
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Love Tanganyikan cichlids, some of them have amazing colors and would go well in a 25g
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Could i have a pair of discus in a 25g?
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Maybe. Try it on aqadvisor.
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Could i have a pair of discus in a 25g?
no, sorry but 25g is to small for 1 let alone 2.
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jewels/cockatoos it is then.
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