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Old 12-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys I was thinking of setting up a tank with dwarf cichlids in it. What kind of setup do these guys need? How much space do they each need? And what tank mates are suitable for them? I was thinking putting some rams and apistos together. Thanks in advance

And what about plants will they dig them up?
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Either type mentioned should be fine in a planted tank. What is your water like (pH, GH, kH, etc)? What size tank do you have to work with? I would likely recommend choosing one type of dwarf unless you have a larger tank.
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Tank I have is 3 1/2 ft long and 110 gallons and my water has a high ph and GH
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Usually tank bred fish can adjust to different pH level as long as they are stable. In a 3 1/2 foot tank you should be able to do a pair of each, an maybe more depending on if they are a mating pair. They will not disrupt the plants and as long and there is a lot of hiding places, and ornaments for sightline break ups then you should be just fine. They are mostly bottom dwellers so you can get all sorts of tankmates from tetras and rasboras, catfish, loaches, gourami, and even other smaller less agressive cichlids like angel, festivum, keyhole, rainbows. 10 penguin tetras, 1 albino BN Pleco, 2 apistos, 2 blue rams, 2 festivum, and 2 keyholes would be a nice start.
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Sweet I can't wait to get some now . Thanks for the great info. They like caves too right?
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My apisto's love the cave I made for them! Female guards it like a boss.
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Question, how on earth is a 3 1/2 ft. tank 110gal?????????
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Question, how on earth is a 3 1/2 ft. tank 110gal?????????
Was wondering this as well..
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Was wondering this as well..
A realistic guess is that his tank could be 3.5ft x 2ft x 2ft = 105G.
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I was thinking it had to be one of those low profile table tank types
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