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Old 03-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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20 gallon ciclid

I have a 20 gallon and I want to start my first cichlid tank and I know I will be limited by the size of the tank but what would be a good cichlid starter?
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i like my jewel cichlids. but i also have a lot more. they also breed fast
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #3
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maybe some apistos
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Old 03-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
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Kribensis or tanganyikan shell dwellers perhaps.
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I'm almost thinking of taking the fish in my 30 gallon and putting them in the 20 and making the 30 into the cichlid tank would that open up more possible cichlids?
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You could put a small group of yellow labs in a 30 quite comfortably.
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I would like more then one kind of cichlid though
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #8
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Brichardi would do good in a 30g
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:37 PM   #9
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Sorry to butt in but I am wonder the same thing. My tank is close in size (36 bow). How many is a small group of Yellow Labs? Is it possible to have a couple species? Also how would Saulosi,Socolofi or Acei's do in the 30 gallon range?
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Sorry to butt in but I am wonder the same thing. My tank is close in size (36 bow). How many is a small group of Yellow Labs? Is it possible to have a couple species? Also how would Saulosi,Socolofi or Acei's do in the 30 gallon range?
Not too good IMO but maybe if u got sum wee little ones but eventually u will have to move em to a bigger tank
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How many if a small group of yellow labs?
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How many if a small group of yellow labs?
6 or so I'd only put 1 male in there though there isn't really room for 2 they would fight big time.
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Whats the actual name for yellow lab I can't seem to find them?
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Whats the actual name for yellow lab I can't seem to find them?
: Labidochromis caeruleus
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Sorry to butt in but I am wonder the same thing. My tank is close in size (36 bow). How many is a small group of Yellow Labs? Is it possible to have a couple species? Also how would Saulosi,Socolofi or Acei's do in the 30 gallon range?
None of those would work in that size. They all need a 4' tank.
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