Originally Posted by Nightshark
Hi everyone! I've been out of fish keeping for a few years. My wife got me the Aqueon 16 gallon aquarium for a Christmas present. It's dimensions are 30x8x16. I've always done freshwater and this one is no exception. The kit came with a lousy filter and heater. I upgraded the filter to an Aquaclear 50. Over the past few weekends I built a stand for it following Rocket Engineer's plan found on the internet.
It's been cycled but I'm afraid I got too excited about getting back into the hobby. I've got 5 gold barbs, 5 cherry barbs, 1 male & 1 female convict cichild, and a firemouth. I'm sure all of these cichilds are going to get too big but I really like them.
Any advice on evening out my tank and what I should take back is appreciated!
I realize you like they cichlids they are very pretty but I would either take them back or very quickly rehome them to a bigger tank.
Firemouth alone needs at least a 30 gallon tank.
Same goes for convicts.
Cichlids also get very mean/aggressive while breeding.
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