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Old 03-10-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Hi, i like chichlids but am concerned about their size. Are there and small types, my tank is a bit tight with space (54ltr) so i dont want a huge fish in a fsirly small tank.

Please help i need a list of some of the smallest types.
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Yes, there are several small cichlids. There are a couple shell dwelling cichlids from lake tanganyika that would be very suitable for that size tank. Look up Lamprologus multifasciatus and Lamprologus ocellatus. Those are probably the two most common.
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Yea there are dwarf cichlids usually don't get bigger than 4 or 5 inches. Like a convict or a kribensis
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You could also do Rams, such as Bolivians or German blues, Even a Keyhole cichlid.
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You could also do Rams, such as Bolivians or German blues, Even a Keyhole cichlid.
My thoughts exactly.
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I went to a lfs yesterday an saw a pink cichlid, not aware of what type it was but i thought thats quite nice, but i assumed that they grow big. Thanks for the advice.

do i need to be aware of anything before/when buying these? I.e are they aggressive?
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The shell dwellers are agressive defenders of their shells however they are 2 small to cause any damage

Rams are agressive when they have fry to defend

Another option are apisto (cockatoo) cichlids, they to are agressive when they have fry to defend
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Almost all Cichlids will become aggressive when they have fry to defend. But my Rams just keep to themselves. Don't go after anyone, really.
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I've had keyholes for 4 years now they are brill, they are in a 240l tank and they are about 3'' and they are fully grown. Firemouths are slow growers and great to own, they are the best starter cichlids in my opinion
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Fire mouths are beautiful!
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