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Old 03-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #1
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Can I keep a big American cichlid in a 50gal? Any tank mates?
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:40 PM   #2
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Probably not. What exactly are you looking to get. Width (front to back) of the tank is the limiting factor so that they can comfortably turn around.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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45cm wide.. I was thinking convicts firemouths, texas, jaguar and Oscar? Obviously not all..
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Size does matter. Go with convicts, firemouths. Jaguar and oscar need more room buddy.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:37 PM   #5
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Thanks, could I keep a green terror or a Texas cichlid either?
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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Green terror and texas r also from the large sized family.Any of the Apistogramma, Microgeophagus,
Dicrossus or Nannacara species would do just fine in ur tank.can go with acara also.all these r some american dwarf cichlids best for 55g
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quick search gave me green terror males~8in females~6in imo you could fit one in there not sure about a pair you would have to ask someone experienced
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #8
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Serverums?
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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But green terrors r not good for community.they r known for their aggression
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Thanks, could I keep a green terror or a Texas cichlid either?
Yes either one of those would work along with another hundred or so from South or Central America. I'd look into cichlasoma nicaraguense, cichlasoma salvini, and Cryptoheros sajica would would be some of my personal choices.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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But green terrors r not good for community.they r known for their aggression
OP didnt mention anything about these fish being in a community
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Severum is a good chioice.
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:22 PM   #13
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When i upgrade my 50gal Malawi tank to 110gal.. The 55 will be empty.. Could i do a convict, firemouth, texas and a Serverum?
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I would do a 1 severum and 1 firemouth with a school of 10 giant danios as a dither fish. Or you could just do a firemouth pair or severum pair with 10 giant danios.
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Yup u can bt remember not in pair. Atleast for severum
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Yup u can bt remember not in pair. Atleast for severum
Bt? :P
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I would do a 1 severum and 1 firemouth with a school of 10 giant danios as a dither fish. Or you could just do a firemouth pair or severum pair with 10 giant danios.
Nah I just wanna for the cichlids..
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Agreed with josh too. Grt idea to hav some dither fish with cichlids.
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I don't like danios, could I do Denison barbs?
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Ok then just go with cichlids. not a matter.
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