South American or African cichlids?

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Rlony
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South American or African cichlids?

Post by Rlony » Tue May 07, 2019 6:39 am

I don't have a big tank just a little 15 gallon long in the kitchen but I figured I give a few African cichlids a go.. Not sure I dig them as much as I do the south american cichlids.. I had all kinds of south and central american cichlids and found them more personable..
Now I am thinking maybe I should trade the Africans in..
The Maingano's I have are very secretive and don't do much unless I am 8 -10 ft from the tank..
Any thoughts from other keepers on that?

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Re: South American or African cichlids?

Post by TheFishGuy » Tue May 07, 2019 9:38 pm

Yes, anything not from Africa.

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Re: South American or African cichlids?

Post by zenins » Thu May 09, 2019 1:00 pm

Lots very suitable dwarf South American Apistogramma cichlids for your 15 gallon tank http://www.dwarfcichlid.com/Apistogramma.php
From Central America there is the Nanoluteus https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/c ... anoluteus/
Blue Eyed cichlid https://www.fishbase.se/summary/7775

There are some other dwarfs from African Lake Tanganyika that are shell dwellers
https://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/ ... l-dwellers

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