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Old 03-25-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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What kind of cichlids in a 25 gallon?

What kind of cichlids would I be able to keep in a 25 gallon tank?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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I say the only cichlids you would be able to keep would be dwarf cichlids such as rams or kribensis.

They both breed easily and are fascinating to watch as they protect their young from other fishes.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:53 PM   #3
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Along with the dwarfs I think you'd be okay with a pair of kribs or cons also. But it'd really limit your tankmates. Another good option would be some shelldwellers.
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With shelldwellers you could possibly have multiple breeding groups. 2 to 3
They typically defend an area of only a few sq. inches.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #5
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Okay I think I'll make it a cichlind only tank
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:54 PM   #7
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With shelldwellers you could possibly have multiple breeding groups. 2 to 3
They typically defend an area of only a few sq. inches.
Shellie's will defend 15" in any direction from their shell. One pair with their offspring would be good in a 25, 2 pairs may work with there is allot of shells.
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:03 AM   #8
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The shell dweller sounds interesting where would I buy the shells to house it?
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The cheapest would be to try a craft store. You can go to your lfs and they will have shells but usually not cheap.
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The shell dweller sounds interesting where would I buy the shells to house it?

This is where myself and allot of the people in my Aquarium society buy them from. http://www.cichlidbreeding.com/products.php?cat=10
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Don't get a kenyi! I
They are very aggressive ... I have one that I have to get rid of that has drive 3 of mine to death
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They are very aggressive ... I have one that I have to get rid of that has drive 3 of mine to death
No one said anything about a Kenyi
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No one said anything about a Kenyi
Lol. I was thinking that too.
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The thread says what kind of cichlid for a 25g so I put my input on not for that fish ...
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The thread says what kind of cichlid for a 25g so I put my input on not for that fish ...
*facepalm* the replies from the start have been about dwarf cichlids, I see no reason to mention a overly aggressive Mbuna. There's no need to reply for the sake of making a post. The OP also asked what fish would work not what random fish wont work.
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This is where myself and allot of the people in my Aquarium society buy them from. http://www.cichlidbreeding.com/products.php?cat=10
Sweet their cheap thanks for the site
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*facepalm* the replies from the start have been about dwarf cichlids, I see no reason to mention a overly aggressive Mbuna. There's no need to reply for the sake of making a post. The OP also asked what fish would work not what random fish wont work.
I didn't read rest post just my opinion what to stay AWAY from period... I can reply to whatever I want to add my opinion too.. Ty... Your very rude!!!
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I didn't read rest post just my opinion what to stay AWAY from period... I can reply to whatever I want to add my opinion too.. Ty... Your very rude!!!
There is a difference between being rude and being constructive towards the OP I'm sure he wasn't being rude..
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