cichlids

joe
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I am getting a new 12 gal. tank and was wonder if I could get cichlids. If I can I was wondering if they r hard to keep and the maintnence required for them. also what food and tank set-up they would like.
 
Gunnie
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A 12 gal. tank is not big enough for most cichlids, but it would be a good size for some of the shell dweller species. They are quite interesting fish, and would be a little more unique than most tanks that size. Here is a great link to give you some information on these interesting fish:
 
Butterfly
Member
Shellies(shelldwellers) are very interesting little fish and very prolific. Gunnie and I both have them. They are very easy to take care of.
Carol
 
Miss Mouse
Member
oooh they're cool! I didn;t even know they existed. You guys shouldn't tempt me!
 
Butterfly
Member
Consider yourself tempted
Multis feeding:
Multis up close:
 
Miss Mouse
Member
They are very cute - I like their lips especially - they look good for fishy kisses ;D
 
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joe
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thanks for the new ideas
 
dano569
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YOU COULD GET 2 OR 3 BRICHARDIS
 
Butterfly
Member
Neolamprologus BrichardI are beautiful fish who reach about 4 inches at maturity. They can also be a little aggressive and need plenty of room to claI'm territory. 12 gal. probably isn't big enough 3 but a pair might work. but personally I still like multis better. Their personalitys are so sweet.
Carol
 
dano569
Member
your are probably right a 12 gallon might be to small for 3.if you had like a 20 or 29 that would be cool.when they pair off the other brichardI in the tank guard the entrance to the mating pair.a colony of them would be awesome!!!!!!.don't you think?
 
Butterfly
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Definitely a beautiful display in a larger tank.
Carol
 
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