New to the Hobby

This section deals with all aspects of the 'newbie' cichlid aquarist. For questions about tanks, water parameters, food, types of cichlids, and what other fish can be kept with them.

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Post by chrisclark » Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:33 am

I am also very new to the hobby of having cichlids as fish pets. I have had fishes before but they usually do not last long. Can you give me advice on how many cichlids i need to buy for a 25 gallon aquarium? Or should I buy a new one, and put some other fishes on my 25 gallon?Thanks for your help.

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Post by Lisachromis » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:04 am

A 25 gallon is small for a cichlid tank unless you want to have dwarf cichlids. A good choice is blue rams. You could keep other fish in with them as well. My best advice is to look around online to research the species you may want to keep and also ask questions.

Do you know why your fish are not lasting long? If you don't, please feel free to ask questions. Often it's just a matter of working out the problem and you'll be addicted to your fish after that. :)

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