themed tank help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by lollipopkiller, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. lollipopkillerWell Known MemberMember

    i would like to start a themed cichlid tank. i have the tank set up. the theme is black and yellow because well they make awesome designs. anyone know and beautiful cichlids under 5" or maybe dwarf if possible? i would like to get 3 fish of diffrent species types. thanks for the help :)
  2. fishaddictionValued MemberMember

    Acei are cool but are a dark blue/dark purple.
  3. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    What size tank?
    Shell dweller cichlids are good, and can comfortably go in a 20G. Ram cichlids are good too.

    If it's a 30, maybe kribensis or angels.

    55+ opens you up to many of the cichlids out there.
  4. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to the forum.

    Are you wanting African or SA cichlids? Will you be using the oscar, convict and terror you have in QT now? How big of a tank are you working with?

    If you wouldn't mind, please provide complete Aquarium Profile Information. This information will help the members to gain an understanding of your tank. Just click the Forum Action link at the top of this page and select Edit Profile. Complete the information on your aquarium, including tank size, filtration, stocking, lighting, water parameters, etc. And save your changes. Then you won't be inundated with answering questions about your tank.
  5. lollipopkillerWell Known MemberMember

    i have a 10 or a 30 both set up im thinking of maybe some little 1" babys in the 10 than upgrade to 30 in 2 or 3 months when they are bigger if thats ok i have the 30 running now if they need bigger. im thinking african cichlids. i have nothing in the 10g i have a few sliver dollars and a tiger barb in the 30g but they can be moved
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  6. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Honestly, you should concentrate first on fixing the stocking of your other tanks. Tiger barbs need schools of at least 5 and more like 8-10 preferably. Silver dollars likewise need schools and since they grow to 6", they are entirely inappropriate for a 30. After that, I don't know if it's under 5", but yellow labs are a nice bright yellow.
  7. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    For the 30 you could do a pair of australoheros oblongums (chanchito cichlids). They are very chill for cichlids, and very beautiful - black and yellow, with blue. As for 3 different species, sorry but no way. Not in a 30 gallon.

    You might be able to keep a smaller group of africans in a 30. I don't know - I don't know anything about africans.
  8. lollipopkillerWell Known MemberMember

    i did a little research and got a female bumblebee and a new tank it is a 30g i read she could be in that size is that correct?

    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  9. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    You should probably read this page.
  10. lollipopkillerWell Known MemberMember

    ok thanks for the info i was way off with my info
  11. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Yeah, haha. Hope you can take her back x.x
  12. lollipopkillerWell Known MemberMember

    who would i? i have enough money to buy whatever she needs and the more tanks the better collection i can get plus they are wonderful pets <3
  13. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    OK, well, just be aware you may not be able to keep much else with her in that tank. :/
  14. fishlover123456New MemberMember

    a electric yellow cichlid gets 7 inches long and they are BLACK AND YELLOw