View Full Version : How many Central American Cichlids

Kim Molner
02-28-2008, 08:39 PM
Hi I just joined today, I have a Parrot fish, a gold severum and a Nicaraguense. I want more of course. But my tank is only 45 gallon. Do you think I can get one or two more, or no way. I am new to central americans. I have only had small community tanks up to now.

I love these Cichlids.


02-28-2008, 08:40 PM
Welcome to the A.C., Kim!

02-28-2008, 09:04 PM
Welcome to AC!!! Kim I would put anymore in a 45 gallon. When those are full grow they are going to be tight themselves in the 45 gallon...

The Nic will get 8-9 inches... Gold sevy probably 7-8 inches, and the parrot around 8 inches also. You will need alot of cover for these guys full grown. Plenty of hiding places also....

02-29-2008, 08:23 PM
hello and welcome to the forum

02-29-2008, 08:29 PM
i wouldnt get any more fish, the severum itself and bloodparrot need a 55g

welcome to ac!

03-02-2008, 01:49 PM
Welcome to the AC, Kim thumbs2: Lots of good people here and lots of good advice...:thumb:

03-02-2008, 02:15 PM
I'm in agreement with the above, no more frish for that ank, and it would be a good idea to try to get a larger tank for the ones you have if possible.

03-04-2008, 01:35 AM
Welcome Kim, Great place for usefull information!! Enjoy!