cichlids

  1. joe

    joe Member Member

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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.
     

  2. Gunnie

    Gunnie Well Known Member Member

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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:

    http://www.cichlidrecipe.com/shellweb/shell_intro.htm
     

  3. Butterfly

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    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
     
  4. Miss Mouse

    Miss Mouse Well Known Member Member

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    oooh they're cool! I didn;t even know they existed. You guys shouldn't tempt me!
     
  5. Butterfly

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    Consider yourself tempted ;)
    Multis feeding:
    Multis up close:
     

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  6. Miss Mouse

    Miss Mouse Well Known Member Member

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    They are very cute - I like their lips especially - they look good for fishy kisses ;D
     
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    joe

    joe Member Member

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    thanks for the new ideas
     
  8. dano569

    dano569 Member Member

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    YOU COULD GET 2 OR 3 BRICHARDIS
     
  9. Butterfly

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    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 claim 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
     
  10. dano569

    dano569 Member Member

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    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?
     

  11. Butterfly

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    Definately a beautiful display in a larger tank. ;)
    Carol
     

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