Thread: New Tank setup (relativly Small)
07-05-2012, 06:39 AM #1
New Tank setup (relativly Small)
I need some help on what type of fish i cant put in say a 70cmx42x32 tank,
i thing i prefer the bigger species of fish as in 4-6 inch size?.. any recomendations would be great as LFS have not give me good advice said i could put as many as i wanted really. and when i have looked on here on different forums people have said that ya have tp choose what and how many fish u have carefully :) thanks !
07-05-2012, 07:10 AM #2
could i put 2x firemouth, 2x channa blerhi and mayby 3 smaller fish ? just s i have an idea??
07-05-2012, 09:21 AM #3
2x firemouth would work. 2x blehri would be a tight squeeze, these guys can get to 20cm length and will try to eat smaller fish
The firemouths breed easily, do setup with plants and allow for territorial boundaries. You could probably keep something small and peaceful with it, 6 pygmy cories and/or a few guppies.
07-05-2012, 09:25 AM #4
thanks mate, i have changed my mind on the blerhi as they can get quite aggressive like. erm im stuggling on what to choose from lol.. i like the cichlids but i also like the smaller type fish. i was mayby thing 2 firmouths 2 convict and then some smaller fish mayby the ones u mentioned? ..
07-05-2012, 09:49 AM #5
Well, it's your tank. I expect firemouths and convicts to end up in a massacre. Both can be bullies and both will become homicidal territorial bastards when they start breeding. To keep a pair of both you'd need a tank AT LEAST double the size of what oyu have now.
A pair of either could work with some smaller fish that are no treat and can be chased away from territorial boundaries.
07-05-2012, 02:10 PM #6
I wouldn't keep a pair of any CA cichlid in a tank that small. For those of us in the states I did the math and used the calculator and its only 27" long and 25g. I have a couple 30" 29g tanks and I would never keep a pair of either of those fish in those tanks.
You could possibly keep one of either of those fish by itself but even then, those fish are active and would really like more room to move around. I think you would have allot better luck with SA Dwarfs in that tank. Bolivian rams, keyhole cichlids, golden dwarfs, things like that."At some point you aren't making the animal more dead...You are just making a bigger mess." - Demjor19
07-05-2012, 03:00 PM #7
+1 to the SA Dwarf cichlids in that tank
Just a little to small for the other ones.
07-06-2012, 07:42 AM #8
Thank you for you help and suggestions lads. i am going to my lfs today to have a look about and get some information on what i can cant have. i really do not want to jump into this feet first. i wanna make sure when this tank is up and running its spot on!.. thanks guys!