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Old 09-15-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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I've been interested in converting my 65 gallon tank into a cichlid tank. Could you guys give me some suggestions on where to start researching and even stocking suggestions? Also can cichlids be in planted tanks?

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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65 gallons is enough for most Cichlids apart from Oscars, Jaguars, Dovii's and a few others.

I have similar size tank with a Green Terror and Jack Dempsey in it. When people look at Cichlids its really wether you want to go with Africans or New World South and Central American Cichlids as you shouldn't mix them.

So you really need to decide on that first.
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What could be a potential stocking list for African cichlids
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Africans don't do well with plants. You would be better off with new world Cichlids
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I can transfer the plants to my other tank, I'm interested in African cichlids because of their color and that I could add a decent amount of them
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I can transfer the plants to my other tank, I'm interested in African cichlids because of their color and that I could add a decent amount of them
Just making sure you was aware
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How would suggest stocking a 65 gallon?
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How would suggest stocking a 65 gallon?
Here is a link to our article section of the site for african Cichlids. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...king-cichlids/
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Here is a link to our article section of the site for african Cichlids. Lake Malawi and Aquarium Stocking Cichlids - Aquarium Advice
You misspelled aulonocara, and typed auloconaura...FYI.
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You misspelled aulonocara, and typed auloconaura...FYI.
In the article??
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Yup, first paragraph...didn't get any further.
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Yup, first paragraph...didn't get any further.
There's probably more I was so tired of writing that thing I just hit the publish button hahahaha lol ill go in and fix it thanks
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There's probably more I was so tired of writing that thing I just hit the publish button hahahaha lol ill go in and fix it thanks
Eh we're all human Andy. Still a great article. Thanks again for writing it.
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Here is a link to our article section of the site for african Cichlids. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...king-cichlids/
I like the mbuna cichlids, especially the yellow lab and the rusty cichlid. I also like the cichlid in the picture below, I'm just not sure what species it is.
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