thinking of getting Cichlids...any recommendations?

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I was thinking of setting up a 30 gallon tank and putting in some cichlids...so far, we have one plaid julie cichlid (in another tank).

Does anyone have suggestions of what sort of cichlids I should go with or any particular favorites?  Also, I am new to cichlids - do they have any particular likes/ dislikes?

Thanks,
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I don,t no anything about Cichlids , but I love the colours of the Yellow Lab and Red Zebra Cichlids.



check out this link, for some ideas.
 

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Well, to be honest. I would get one big cichlid for that tank by himself. I recommend a Venustus cichlid. Their beautiful, peaceful to watch, but boy are they pigs when it comes to food. Again its up to you, just remember that MOST cichlids are VERY territorial.
 
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Thanks for the ideas everyone!
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hI Buzz! my family and I went to a great lfs yesterday, and they had some super cichlids. Afterwards we were all talking about our favorites, and the cichlid we all agreed on (if we had a big enough tank) was the cyrtocara moorI (blue dolphin). they were very peaceful (for a cichlid!) and interesting with a big lump shaped head and beautiful blue color....what I've heard is they can live in a 55 gallon until they are about 5" but then they have to go to a 100g....so...do you need an excuse to get a 100 gallon tank? lol
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A pair of convict cichlids could live cofortably in 30g, they are supposed to be very easy to breed and a good beginner cichlid. Whatever you get have fun with it.
 
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OK then, that settles it!

Out with the sofa and in with the 100 gallon tank...Cichlids here I come ;D
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