View Full Version : My new game plan - Keyhole vs Shell Dwelling

05-31-2008, 07:58 PM
I have read and read about these 2 types of cichlids and couldn't make up my mind which I wanted to do ssssooooooo................... I decided to do both. I am going to do a 10 gallon with the shell dwellers and a 20 gallon with the keyhole. How many of each should I do?? It was suggested that in the 20 I should not put more then 2 pairs of keyhole. What about the 10 gallon with the shell dwellers?

05-31-2008, 09:49 PM
Keyhole Cichlids get pretty big for a dwarf cichlid. I have a trio in a 125 gallon tank and they beat on one female. They are very active fish. I personally think a 20g is to small but if you were to do it only put one pair in. As far as the shellies, what kind are you going to get?

05-31-2008, 10:32 PM
not sure yet -- still researching the different ones
one that I looked at was neolamprologus brevis (sp) did i get it right?