Starting a Cichlid tank
I am starting a 35 gallon cichlid tank but I am torn about what kind of cichlids to chose. Convince me why African or Asian cichlids are the way to go. I have no experience with cichlids and could use some tips as well. I've done a bit of reading so I know what I'm getting into. I have had great success with my tropical community tank and I am very interested in taking up cichlids.
Any help here would be awesome!
Do you mean african and asian, or african and american? There are a few asian cichlids, but american (south american/central american) are much more common.
In any case, 35 gallons is pretty small for most species of cichlids. You're probably looking at a dwarf cichlid species, like rams or kribs.
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In a 35 gal tank I wouldn't convince you to get Oscars, lol.
I believe fish that size are best off in a 4' tank.
+1 to above. Kribs, or shellies.
No Oscars in a 35 gallon tank. They should have a 75.
I see. In all I read I never did see any minimum tank size recommendations. Perhaps I should reconsider. That is, after all, why I came to talk to the experts!
this is the oscar threads... do not get an oscar in that small of a tank
Originally Posted by LunarLander