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Old 01-23-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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I have a 29 gal tank that is 8 months old. It is we'll cycled and I want to change it over to a cichlid tank. I currently have 5 gouramis 2 baby angels and a tire spotted eel. I plan on giving all the gouramis and angels away but I really wanted to keep the eel. Now the real question is... What cichlids would be able to stay in this tank with the tire spotted eel? How many could I have? I really want lake Malawi area fish if possible.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:12 PM   #2
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29g really isnt big enough for africans. Maybe for 1 or 2 peacocks or yellow labs, but there would probably be major territory problems. You would want a 55g to have more options. You could try smaller south americans like rams or apistos with your current stock.
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The dwarf cichlids would be your best bet. The eel will out grow your tank eventually, so do africans when that time comes. Id do a group of about 8-10 small tetras and a pair of Pelvicachromis pulcher with the eel and enjoy.
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