What Is The Minimal Tank Size For This Fish?

Discussion in 'African Cichlids' started by Levinofish, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    What is the minimal tank size for a small group of placidochromis sp. jalo reef ?

    And what is the smallest groupe I can get ?
     
  2. appcontrol

    appcontrol Well Known Member Member

    Suitable aquarium - Aquarium Maintenance
    It requires a minimum aquarium 200 liters, They need room to swim. Rocky areas with limits of natural territories. Like virtually no excavate, It can be maintained with plants resistant type anubias, Microsorum or Vallisnerias. The background can be gritty and strong lighting to highlight its colors.

    Water
    You need a good filtration and abundant water changes.
    Source: 

    I take it from internet, just google it. Some pages suggest 300l but 200l should be fine

    Sorry for not putting source link, i didn't read rules about links i will in a future
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  3. Seth15

    Seth15 Valued Member Member

    They are a haplochromis cichlid from lake malawi that can grow to 6 inches in length. I would say the smallest group you could keep them in is 3 females to 1 male. They are not a large species of haplochromis, so I would say the minimum tank size would be a standard 55 gallon, bigger is better though.

    In a 55 gallon ideally 4F to 1M.
     
  4. OP
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    Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    Would they fit in a 1 meter aquarium?
     
  5. Seth15

    Seth15 Valued Member Member

    As a long term I wouldn't recommend it, perhaps as a grow out.

    They require a 4 foot minimum because they are quite active and aggressive.
     
  6. OP
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    Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    Is this tank big enough Screenshot_20180414-104607_Marktplaats.jpg
     
  7. Seth15

    Seth15 Valued Member Member

  8. OP
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    Levinofish

    Levinofish Valued Member Member

    Our would a 100 x 40 x 30 cm fit
     
  9. Seth15

    Seth15 Valued Member Member

    That size may work as a grow out for a young group, but I personally wouldn't recommend it as a permanent tank. Placidochromis sp. Jalo reef are an aggressive species that need enough room to get away from each other.
     




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