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Old 01-05-2015, 12:21 AM   #1
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New 36 Gallon Bow Front

Hi, I'm new. When I started this hobby, I got a 10 gallon. Upgraded that to a 20 and here I am now with this 36. I got it hoping to get a pair of blood red parrot cichlids but I'm worried it's too small for them. Some sites say 29+, others say 40 or 55 as the limit. I can't go any bigger! So if anybody can just reassure me that it's okay or stop me now.... And if it isn't okay to get parrots, what should I get? I want fish with personality.
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:19 PM   #2
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I love my 36g tank - I haven't heard anything horrible about keeping the cichlids, especially if you get a younger pair. Worse comes to worse, you can always get a bigger tank if the fish need it! Good luck, and I vote go for the cichlids!
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I've learned the hard way to purchase for full grown stock. Most tend not to upgrade fast enough. These guys grow pretty quick and can exceed 8 inches.For a pair I'd do at least a 55g if no other stock planned, if so 75g.
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I think I'm going to get a breeding pair of convicts. Thanks!


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I think I'm going to get a breeding pair of convicts. Thanks!

Nice choice, cichlids with personality
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