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Old 08-12-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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I recent got a cichlid and realized his tank might need to b bigger would a twenty gallon b ok for him its only one
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No, any type of cichlid(except for rams, and she'll dwellers, which still need a 20 long, not high)
Need at least 40+ gallons, 40 being the bare minimum, not even 40, 50+
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Well guess I'll b looking into a forty or waiting a bit since they r just babies right now
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What type of cichlid are they? Some of them get to be really really really big
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You should look into a 55 , 40 is just for an extreme case, even a 55 is a minimum, but a keep able minimum, you know, a 40 is the minimum temporary(like a month or two)
A 55 is adequate
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+1, sorry, I was just thinking if asking but you beat me to it :p
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I believe one is a acrea he's blue with yellow fins and the other is a electric yellow
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That's an acei. They are fantastic fish, I was about to get a school but it's highly recommended to get a bigger tank than the 55 that I had for my cichlids
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Yea those sound like mbuna, hard to tell without pics, you mean acei cichlid?
They need more tank mates, or one is going to kill the other, and a tank at least 55 gallons
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Guess I'll have to b selling them them or taking them back until I can get the money for a bigger tank unfortunately
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