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    Hi I am Currently saving up for a 50 gallon tank for African cichlids. I barelly know anything about cichlids and what can go together some need some help.
    The aquarium dimensions are 12" by 48" and a height of 20"

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    Are auratus Cichlids good starter Cichlids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagaris73 View Post
    The aquarium dimensions are 12" by 48" and a height of 20"
    I could be wrong, but I own a 55 gal, and those are roughly the same dimensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagaris73 View Post
    Are auratus Cichlids good starter Cichlids?
    I would say no... I would also throw out there that Mbuna are advanced fish. If you dont know anything of them I would go for peacocks. They stay small enough to house 25 or so in a 55gal with propper rock work and have a great set of color and flash with an all male tank.

    Check out this list of peacocks that are readily available (I would trust this breeder) http://kgtropicals.com/

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    Are auratus Cichlids good starter Cichlids?
    They're on the aggressive side (perhaps among the most aggressive species in the hobby) and are probably best kept in somewhat larger tanks (75-90gal) with other aggressive types. A hyperdominant male aurutus could become a menace in 55gal tank.

    Peacocks are more peaceful when compared to the average mbuna but they tend to be a larger fish. 25 peacocks (full grown specimens at 5"-7" depending on species) seems like quite a lot.
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