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Old 12-03-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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What cichlids should i get ?

What are some South American cichlids I could get in a 10 g tank that will eat feeder fish
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
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No SA cichlid for the 10g. Get at least a 30g tank, and you can have a pair of dwarf cichlids.

You should not buy feeder fish from the fish store. They carry diseases and parasites that will infect your fish.
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What are some South American cichlids I could get in a 10 g tank that will eat feeder fish
Why are you looking for a fish that eats feeders? Generally people get fish and get stuck using feeders because they can't train them for pellets right away.

Also - 10G is too small. You're in the wrong part of town (SA/CA cichlids) if you are looking for stocking a tank that small.
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What about African cichlids
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You can get african cichlids known as shell dwellers (N. brevis, N. caudopunctatus, N. occelatus, N. multifaciatus, N specious ) and can easily be housed in tanks as small as 10 gallons
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There are a few South American cichlids that would work but you'd have to order them online as you won't find them at most LFS's. The two smallest in the Apistogramma genus is angayuara and salpinction both I've seen through various swaps (but they are on the rare side still being they were discovered in 2005)and would be perfectly suited for a 10g.
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If I'm not mistaken Dicrossus filamentosus/maculatus would also be good choices.
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If I'm not mistaken Dicrossus filamentosus/maculatus would also be good choices.
Nice recommendation, now the bad part is both of our idea's will cost the average hobbyist time and money trying to find these things!
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Nice recommendation, now the bad part is both of our idea's will cost the average hobbyist time and money trying to find these things!
Lol that's why google is our friend!
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I don't think d. Maculatus would be a good choice for a 10g...mine are awfully active and about 2.5-3 inches long. They're great fish, I just think a 20g would be better personally. I think many of the smaller Apistos will work, as HUKIT recommended

I paid $30 EACH for my maculatus and don't regret it, great fish. Obviously you don't see them too often either so I snatched them ul
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