Best Beginner Cichlids

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by fishaholic87, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. fishaholic87

    fishaholic87Valued MemberMember

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    I’m looking to get into cichlids with a 60 gallon tank please keep in mind it’s 2 29 gallons connect with 2 1 gallon tubes what cichlids could a beginner breed in it
     
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    Convicts if you wanna easily breed cichlids.
     
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    Thanks any other suggestions? I’ve read convicts don’t sell/can’t get rid of them
     
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    Well I suppose you could try Peacock Cichlids, but they’re not as easy to breed as Convicts. You’re right, if you’re breeding for profit then you’re gunna have to go after more difficult fish. Anything catch your eye?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. And I just set up a kenya gold tank
     
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    Right on. Those are pretty cool.
     
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    Thanks for the peacock cichlids what food do you need for conditioning them?
     
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    Would like to see what the tank connected with tubes looks like!
    If I remember correctly firemouth cichlids aren't that difficult to breed. Just added one to my tank and he is beautiful!
     
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    Firemouths can be tough to breed, I personally have a breeding pair but firemouths imo aren’t starter cichlids, they can be very aggressice depends on who their tank mates are and heirarchy. Took my firemouths a good while to finally breed

    Breeding for money isn’t that easy, if you wanted some serious money you’d want Discus or Flowerhorn IMO. Flowerhorn fry and discus fry are lucrative but Discus aren’t beginner fish and flowerhorns aren’t really either but any “beginner cichlid” won’t net you a lot of money. You’d need to get into fish that aren’t readily available in your area. You could always breed Angelfish
     
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    I’m under 18 and just looking for something cool to do in my 11th tank money would be a bonus considering I operate on a 5 a week allowance but I just want to have fun
     
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    I like using live food, frozen brine or bloodworms, for conditioning my cichlids.

    What about kribs there easy to breed.
     
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    Hmmm...oddly your aquarium profile says you are 22 years old. So how old are you?
     
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    And $5 a week isn’t enough for 11 tanks unless you’ve been saving since birth :D

    I’d like to see tank pics as well! How did you do the tube thing?
     
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    fishaholic87

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    I got the tank from my fish club president and I get money every birthday and Christmas 6 are from that rest are free from club members and to the age thing under 18 but some websites don’t let you use it unless a Adult so I’m 22 on 98 percent of the sites I’m on

    The 5 a week allowance buys the fish

    So I don’t know how the tank was made but can get a pic if I can figure out how do put it on the website of my phone

    And actually if you do the math it is a 10 gallon with everything set up is 70 dollars at my fish store that’s 70/5 is 14 weeks
     
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    Bolivian rams would be good. They are friendly, good for beginners, and interactive. Although putting them with larger, more aggressive cichlids wouldn’t be compatible.
     
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    You can be under 18 and be a member of FishLore. So come on, don't be vain how old are you?
     
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    Under 18 my mom. Doesn’t let me be more specific she’s paranoid
     
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    Ironically, you have better grammar than a lot of people on here. :bored:

    @jdhef is stranger danger lol (not really he’s a nice guy)

    Anyway, I think a lot of people have given some good suggestions for you.
     
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    Haha my L.A teacher would be horrified if her c- student had better grammar then most and yeah thanks to everyone who suggested fish!
     
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    Considering the angel fish recommendation?
     
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