Dwarf Cichlid For 20g Long Community Tank?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by MattS99, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Hello! Similar question to my last, but I'd like to focus on the cichlids. Always wanted them. Any kind that you guys can suggest for my current tank? Currently, I have my 5 Colombian Tetras, and the Platy and Guppy, both males (done with livebearers after they pass). Thanks again! You guys are seriously great.
     
  2. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Hi there,
    You could go for a single Apistogramma Cacatuoides or Bolivian Ram.

    Both require similar water parameters as your other fish and they should do fine with them.

    Also, I would consider upping the Colombian Tetra numbers to 7-8

    Your stocking should look like this:
    6-8 Colombian Tetras
    1 Platy
    1 Guppy
    1 Bolivian Ram OR Apistogramma Cacatuiodes
     
  3. JeffK

    JeffK Well Known Member Member

    Another possibility would be an Apistogramma Borelli - beautiful fish!
     
  4. OP
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    MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks guys! Both seem like great fish. I'll probably go out to another new LFS today (My old one closed recently).
     
  5. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Keep us posted! :)
     
  6. OP
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    MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Will for sure. Random question, but if I remove the guppy and platy, do you think I could have either two of the apistos? Either a pair of the same kind, or one of each. New with dwarf cichlids, still trying to learn about them.
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    You could do a pair, yes.
     
  8. OP
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    MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks. I think I'll go for a pair of the Cacatuoides, but you never know. My dad has an old 10 gallon that I could move the guppy and the platy to, but I'm not sure yet.
     




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