Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-31-2012, 07:52 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
africans

I picked up a 10 gal for my son and it had these fish in it

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120531_034756.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	97850



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120531_034819.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	61.4 KB
ID:	97851



Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20120531_034841.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	97853there all about an inch long. My lfs said that the first one is a peacock and the last two are Africans.......any intake.

Second-can I keep these guys in the 10 gal and they be ok? Size and aggression wise? They have a little cave with a couple fake plants and a pirate ship they hide in........any intake would be appreciated
__________________

__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
Sorry.....the one in the middle was the peacock
__________________

__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
peacocks ARE africans,and all of them need a bigger tank. you should rehome them
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:31 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
OK! What I asked was would they be ok........
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
"all of them need a bigger tank,you should rehome them" <<<<<
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
Nowhere to rehome them to.......
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:39 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by k.mascher View Post
Nowhere to rehome them to.......
will your LFS take them?
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:41 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
Don't want them and my kid really likes them
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:42 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by k.mascher View Post
Don't want them and my kid really likes them
thats gonna be a problem. the minimum reccomended for trying africans is a 55(that arent shellies/dwarf),and its not a good idea to mix lakes
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
They get along fine........they person I got it from has had them almost 2 months
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:49 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by k.mascher View Post
They get along fine........they person I got it from has had them almost 2 months
2 months isnt anywhere long enough to judge there behaviuor. ive had my rainbow shark for almost a year and a half,and only now is he starting to get territorial
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 08:50 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
So your telling me......as of right now......I'm overstocked and I need to rehome them?
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 09:01 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andrew McFadden's Avatar

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: johnstown, ohio
Posts: 7,919
Correct
__________________
Andrew McFadden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 09:38 AM   #14
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Duddits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 472
I can concur to what Alex is saying. None of those fish belong in a 10g. The yellow lab might be ok in a 29g for a little while on his own. However, it's not recommended and they need lots of room to swim. You can either look on Craigslist for a bigger tank or list the fish for sale on there. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting rid of the peacocks.
__________________
Duddits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #15
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ghostking010's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 277
Yea u def need to rehome them ten gallon is just mean idk why any one would put them in a tank that small
__________________
ghostking010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:24 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by k.mascher View Post
So your telling me......as of right now......I'm overstocked and I need to rehome them?
you currently arent overstcoked,but they dont belong in a 10. but relatively soon, they will grow and overstock you,and you will most likely end up with 1 horribly stunted fish,and 2 carcasses
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:32 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
It is just temporary .......I just wanted to know if it was ok for now
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:33 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
Quote:
Originally Posted by k.mascher View Post
It is just temporary .......I just wanted to know if it was ok for now
how long is temporary?
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:38 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 284
Month?
__________________
k.mascher86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:48 PM   #20
New
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Maine
Posts: 899
Try and rehome them a.s.a.p. I wouldnt wait at all.
__________________

__________________
New is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
african

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.