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    Hello all,

    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!
    THANKS!!!

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    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.
    300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
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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.
    20gal long planted community

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    +1 to above. Kribs, or shellies.
    20gal long planted community

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    No Oscars in a 35 gallon tank. They should have a 75.

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    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!

    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarLander
    Hello all,

    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!
    THANKS!!!
    this is the oscar threads... do not get an oscar in that small of a tank

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