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Old 03-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Hey I have two nano tanks currently but sometime this fall I will be getting a much larger tank hopefully a 55-100 gallon, I really want a cichlids tank and I would love to get a breeding group, if you have any tips or recommendations I'd love to hear them, any and all advice is appreciated.
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Are you planning on keeping the cichlids in the nano tanks? If so how big are they? I don't see you being able to keep anything other than Appistogramma species in a nano tank. Get back to us with some info on the tanks and I can help more!

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do you want african cichlids? i hope you do...your homework... get at least a 40 long or 55gallon. overfilter your tank. i got lucky and got most of my africans all at once , almost and cycled the tank with them. i was lucky , no deaths or illness to this day and i moved them to a new tank in a different room using the existing water and filter. i wouldnt add a new fish in mid=cycle because the fish i got from the beginning got use to the rising ammonia and nitrite slowly, while a fish thrown in during mid cycle would get shocked from the higher levels of ammonia and die. anyway i love african cichlids , so i hope thats whatyou want too. thanks for reading ,if you hung in this long !
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
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Yeah I definitely want cichlids don know what kind yet, I'm gonna get a 55 first I think so here my question, with a 55 I want to put a sand bottom some rocky caves some live plants, a school of about six or seven corys and as many cichlids as my limit allows and I want to breed them hopefully so I'll have a 10g ready to go for the babies at all times, now is this a good plan or am I gonna have trouble with it, please help I'd love to own cichlids but I won't buy them just to have them die in an environment they can't handle
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Are you saying you want corys AND cichlids? In the same tank?
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Preferably, is that a bad idea?
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The short answer is yes.
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I have a malawi african cichlid tank and nope, I would never put a non aggressive fish in there. Cichlids are notoriusly aggressive and will eat most any plant you put in your tank.

More experienced people will chime in I'm sure, it's still early yet.
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Sorry.. Didn't mean that to sound harsh, but yeah, corys and cichlids would in general be a really bad idea... Depending on the cichlids I suppose.
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Why? Are the cichlids just more aggressive than I assumed?
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