09-12-2012, 12:13 PM #1
Tank #5 is ready to go, My wife, Rose has claimed it, and she is thinking about South American Cichlids. Any advice as opposed to Africans, which I have kept successfully for 5 years. Brackish? PH?
09-12-2012, 12:30 PM #2
Not brackish, and generally pH between 6-7. What fish in particular you looking at? Size of tank is it?My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
09-12-2012, 12:32 PM #3
Not sure what kind, whatever catches her eye at the store. 29 gallon....
09-12-2012, 12:33 PM #4
any suggestions on which type?
09-12-2012, 12:40 PM #5
For a 29G you should be looking at Dwarf Cichlids. There are quite a few to choose from. GBR's, Bolivian Rams, Several Apistogramma species. Another to look at would be Kribensis, they are a dwarf species from Africa but their care is the same as SA cichlids.
Ones to totally pass on in the store are - Oscars, Severums, Firemouths, Blood Parrots, Jack Dempseys, Convicts etc
Your 29G, if set up properly, could house 1 or 2 Dwarf cichlids
edit; Heres my old GBR
my male Krib
and my Apistogramma cacatuoide
Last edited by ScottishFish; 09-12-2012 at 12:44 PM.My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
09-12-2012, 03:01 PM #6
Great pics on your dwarfs ScottishFish! They are so colorful!
I vote for the Dwarf cichlids as well. I have an EBR and he is amazing. Full of personality, active and bright bright blue.
Take a look at the LFS and see which Dwarf species they have.
But do not purchase any until the cycle is complete on your tank-they are fairly sensitive and wouldn't want you to lose any because of a rough time during a fish IN cycle.
09-13-2012, 02:28 PM #7
Thanks for the advice Ya'll. Great pics ScottishFish!