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Old 11-27-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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New to chiclids

I am new to chiclids and anxious to try and get some! I am curious on what I could do with a 26 gallon Bowfront. I would prefer more colourful if that helps narrow it down thank you in advance!
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:47 PM   #2
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Apisto's!!!! My tank champ!

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Old 11-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Good for smaller tanks, I have a m/f pair
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Iooks great! What would i use for decorations and substrate and what other fish could go with them?
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #5
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Dither fish like schooling tetras and rasboras. Cory cats are an option.
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:07 AM   #6
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But you wouldn't recommend chiclids?
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In a tank of that size you can really only have one species of cichlid. Apistos or Bolivian rams would be your best option
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #8
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Any more cichlids would just be inviting problems , mine are not all that aggressive towards the other species in the tank but they did kill a second female when they formed a breeding pair.
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I would get apistos if you want cichlids to. I would do a sand substrate with a natural look to the tank. As far as tankmates you could get a school of 6-8 rummy nose or neon tetras and 6 small cory cats like pandas or jullis.
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Mine were in a tank with hexona (six banded) barbs at the Lfs, they get along great in mine, the rummynose too.
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