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    Sorry for my newbie question but I believe I remember reading that regular sized cichlids eat real plants. Does the same generality apply to the dwarf versions as well?

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    Most dwarf cichlids (rams, apistos, kribs, checkerboards) are fine with plants. Dwarf mbuna are not so fine.
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    Thanks, not sure if those are all dwarf varieties but I have a new thirty gallon tank that I want to fill up. I am reading that regular sized cichlids need about a fifty gallon tank.

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    Necessary tank size depends on the size of the fish and also the size of the territory thay claim. I have SA and CA cichlids that spawned and raised fry in 29's. The males are about 6", females 4", but they only claim a small territory. Firemouths are in the same size range, but a pair of those will need a 4' or larger tank if you want to keep any other fish with them because they claim a larger territory.
    Plants are another matter, most mid-size or larger cichlids will eat or uproot most plants.

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    Some cichlids rip up or eat plants others do not. Apistos, rams, angels and others will not bother plants and actually do better with planty of cover.

    Larger more territorial fish will rip them out so they can see their whole territory and keep other fish out.

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    My acaras were also fine with my plants. They tend to dig when breeding, but it didnt pose much of a problem
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