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Thread: Tank#5

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    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?

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    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 . . . . .

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    Not sure what kind, whatever catches her eye at the store. 29 gallon....

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    any suggestions on which type?

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    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 01:44 PM.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    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.

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    Thanks for the advice Ya'll. Great pics ScottishFish!

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