Cyrtocara moorii tank size?

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Cyrtocara moorii tank size?

Post by Fish Guy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:29 pm

Just wondering what a minimum tank size for C.moori might be? Thanks.

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Re: Cyrtocara moorii tank size?

Post by Pam Chin » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:58 pm

Hey Matt,

I think a 55 is really too small, so an 80 gal would be the minimum. The first couple of years when they are smaller sure a smaller tank would work, but eventually you are going to need more room! They are fantastic cichlids to keep, and if you have a really big tank you can get Fossochromis rostratus, and watch how the moorii not only follow them while they eat to get those extra morsels of food they miss, but actually protect them from other fish.

They are one of my favorite Malawi cichlids!

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