Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-11-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
MattBruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 5
Number of fish?

Just finishing up my first cichlid setup, it's a 65g tank with a mix of African cichlids. So far I've got 13 fish in there, most of which are fairly small with the exception of a few that are about three inches. Their doesn't seem to be many territorial problems aside from one or two occasionally chasing each other out of different hiding spots. My question is do you think I should add more cichlids or is this a good amount since they're going to grow bigger?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170911_112439.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	170.5 KB
ID:	303671   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170909_195857.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	173.8 KB
ID:	303672  

Click image for larger version

Name:	20170909_201115.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	132.0 KB
ID:	303673   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170909_195650.jpg
Views:	38
Size:	156.0 KB
ID:	303674  

__________________

__________________
MattBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 12:08 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict


 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,260
Your tank is looking very nice with good fish choices. You could add more fish that frequent the mid to upper levels of the tank, like a couple of male Peacocks, or Red Fin Borleyi, yellow tail aceis or my favorite, Dragon Blood hybrid Peacock.
You might think of making a taller reef, adding more crevaces and caves. Adding a chunk or two of Texas Holey rock will greatly enhance your hardscape. Your local rock yard or landscaping company should have a good selection of it at reasonable prices. Pictured is my mixed cichlid tank with about 200 lbs. Of holey rock. It cost about 20 cents a pound and my favorite Dragon Blood male.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170819_081224.jpg
Views:	42
Size:	150.3 KB
ID:	303677   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170825_090347.jpg
Views:	37
Size:	142.2 KB
ID:	303678  

__________________

__________________
V227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 12:28 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
MattBruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by V227 View Post
Your tank is looking very nice with good fish choices. You could add more fish that frequent the mid to upper levels of the tank, like a couple of male Peacocks, or Red Fin Borleyi, yellow tail aceis or my favorite, Dragon Blood hybrid Peacock.
You might think of making a taller reef, adding more crevaces and caves. Adding a chunk or two of Texas Holey rock will greatly enhance your hardscape. Your local rock yard or landscaping company should have a good selection of it at reasonable prices. Pictured is my mixed cichlid tank with about 200 lbs. Of holey rock. It cost about 20 cents a pound and my favorite Dragon Blood male.
Thanks for the great advice! I love the look of that rock. I'm going to have to search for that stuff, hope we have it here (Nova Scotia)
__________________
MattBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict


 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 2,260
Landscapers will have it. It might be called "Honeycomb Limestone" in your area.
__________________
V227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Number of fish sjs1949 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 7 02-04-2011 05:07 PM
Adding what number of fish to a cycled tank? Brodie Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 07-12-2005 04:48 PM
Maximum number of fish for 75 gallon reef tank????? zippy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 01-08-2004 06:36 PM
Calculating number of fish for aquarium size tigger Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 11-13-2003 08:35 AM
Fishless cycle and number of fish advice jokerfac Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 3 06-17-2003 09:37 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.