11-27-2009, 02:41 AM #1
Could I keep cichlids in my tank?
I am getting a 40 gallon breeder soon and I would like to add some firemouth, convict, and jewel cichlids. Right now I have 1 serpae tetra, 1 sailfin molly, 1 regular black molly, and a CAE. I have soft water, as well as RO/DI water. Can i keep cichlids and how many can I keep?
11-27-2009, 10:45 AM #2
You could pick one of those three cichlids and keep a pair in a 40g breeder IMO. Whichever pair you choose will kill off your current tetras and whatnot. Maybe just get a small pleco or catfish to go with your pair. If you go with convicts, a breeding pair would mean they would have to be alone.Thar she blows!!!
11-27-2009, 01:30 PM #3
You may want to consider starting off with some dwarf cichlids. Kribensis, Bolivian Rams, healthy Germans Blue Rams, Keyholes, ect. Just do a couple of searches on "dwarf cichlids".When in doubt, do a water change.
"This ain't rocket science!"
11-27-2009, 01:36 PM #4
IMO I would pick to firemouths. Convicts once paired breed like rabbits. I kind of got lucky tho it is about 2.5 months since my last breed/only breed. Idk y but they won't breed. Ha they did once and now act as if they r divorced.
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11-27-2009, 01:43 PM #5Banned Bull shark
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How about Rainbow Cichlids? I am raising four now (they grow fast!) and from all I have read, they are community tank friendly. I really like ours!!! They do not get very large, either, so you could have maybe 4-6 (?) of this kind. They're neat fish.