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For New World Cichlids, Is It Better To Have A Sand Bottom Or A Coral Bottom?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ghurty, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. ghurtyValued MemberMember

    For New World Cichlids, is it better to have a sand bottom or a coral bottom?

    Thank you
  2. NavyChief20Well Known MemberMember

    I use sand. They dig alot so it works. Depending on your water hardness you may have to go with coral.
  3. DuaneVWell Known MemberMember

    I only use sand as a substrate unless Im making a gravel stream biotope. Sand is the ONLY substrate I use in Oscar tanks as I once had an Oscar who'd pick up gravel and spit it everywhere AND pick up rocks and ram them into the glass.