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Will this work for a chiclid tank?

Post by fishaddict12b » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:28 pm

I have numerous freshwater tropical tanks with a few years in the hobby now. I went out today and decided I have a few more strands of hair left to pull out, so why not get another tank. I picked up a Marineland 38 gallon bow front. Filter is a marineland 200,substrate is sand, 200 W heater (tank is at 78 degrees F), and I have a large decorative rock with many holes and caves. My research shows that Chiclids will rearrange their dwellings how they see fit. My question is, will this solid, one unit piece work?

Also to note: I know the minimum tank size should be 55 gallons, however I've seen many successful 29 gal to 40 gal tanks work. If the 38 gal bow front is capable of housing Chiclids, what would be the recommended stock?

Thank you in advance for your time and help.

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Re: Will this work for a chiclid tank?

Post by fishaddict12b » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:10 am

For some reason the jpeg is too large to add. I know a picture would help

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Re: Will this work for a chiclid tank?

Post by Bas Pels » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:45 pm

You cold be lucky, and might house a pair of Apistogramma, or a few snail dwellers from Lake Tanganjica.

But cichlids are agressive fish. This agression makes them nees space, in order not to kill each other.

Generally speaking, I would advise starting with a group of yongsters, in order to see them growing out. Then you know them, and can handle their agression. More or less like with raising kids - you don't start with an adolescent, do you?

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Re: Will this work for a chiclid tank?

Post by Lisachromis » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:05 pm

fishaddict12b wrote:For some reason the jpeg is too large to add. I know a picture would help
You can either post the links from a website that will host your photos, or you can do the following steps as long as the image isn't too big. (I believe the max size is 256kb, with 800 pixels wide being your best option)

When you post, there's a box underneath where you write. One tab says options, the other attachments. Click attachments. Click add files. You then have a choice. You can place the pics inline (right in your message) or just leave it as an attachment. You can add 3 I believe. After that is done, you hit post and you're done.

Let me know if this doesn't help you out.

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Re: Will this work for a chiclid tank?

Post by CRDovii » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:24 pm

Hi,
mr. Bas Pels, I tried to contact you through a private message but couldn´t do it. I´d like to talk to you in private about an old topic (xanthic fish) Would you please write to me mparracr@hotmail.com. I own a pair of xanthic parachromis dovii wild caught here in CR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53vcFSb3sKk that´s one of the several videos I have in my youtube channel.

Best regards,
Mauricio Parra

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