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Old 01-12-2022, 06:49 PM   #1
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Injured firemouth cichlid-can he be put in a 10 gallon?

Hi, Iíve got a firemouth cichlid that has been causing some problems in my 75. As in heís killing a lot of the fish, 6 in the past two months.
On top of this he got into a fight with my other firemouth that resulted in him having a huge bite taken out of his forehead. Itís been several months since that happened, but the wound refuses to heal. Heís also been getting increasingly stressed, making him prone to sickness, hides most of the day, doesnít eat much, and has become significantly more aggressive to any fish that comes near him.
I want to move him into a 20 long and have that as a permanent home. However, I still live with my family, and they will only allow a 10 gallon. My dad originally said to put him in my 5 gallon, which is obviously too too small.
I want to get him out of the tank, at least temporarily, if not permanently. But Iím only allowed the 10 gallon.
I know itís not ideal at all, but would it be a better option for all the fish if I put the firemouth in a ten gallon (heís roughly 5-6 inches)

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Itís every 2 inches per gallon I heard so I donít see why not some one could correct me if Iím wrong but in my opinion I donít see why not as long as itís only him and nothing else
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Itís every 2 inches per gallon I heard so I donít see why not some one could correct me if Iím wrong but in my opinion I donít see why not as long as itís only him and nothing else


Itíll only be him. I need him to de-stress, heal, and stop eating other fish
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10g will support your fish from a bioload PoV but wont wont give it enough space to live. As a very temporary quarantine tank you could keep it there, but longer term your fish will suffer. If you cant keep the fish in a suitable home can you rehome it? My LFS gives store credit on unwanted fish, maybe you can find somewhere to take in your fish.
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