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« on: August 13, 2015, 03:24:53 PM »

can I stock cichlids in my tank?

if so what kind? fish09
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 05:15:33 PM »

What else lives in your tank?  A 15 is pretty small, there aren't many cichlids that could go in there, but there are a few.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 08:40:12 PM »

Any of the Apistogrammas or Rams..Dicrossus Species..Kribensis..Nanacaras..Nanochromis Species..

Basically any dwarf cichlids but no more than a pair in that size tank..

You could also do a Shellie tank of Multifaciatus..A small colony of about 10 maybe..That would be taking you into the world of Tangyanikan Cichlids..

Just beware of any cichlids (including all the dwarfs) that decide to breed..They can be very mean to other fish when it comes to protecting their babies..To avoid this keep single specimens of individual species..

My personal favourite is the Dicrossus Wazerli..They are a relatively new species and rare and i managed to get my hands on a pair recently..They werent cheap either lol but so worth it..Heres hoping for new babies :p
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 10:53:48 PM »

"You could also do a Shellie tank of Multifaciatus..A small colony of about 10 maybe"

Hmmm. That would be a very big maybe indeed. Maybe 2 pr in a 20 long. 1 pair for the footprint of a 15 gal. I would nix the Kribensis also. Gunnered does have a good recommendation on the little shell dwellers though. There is a fairly good selection of them to choose from. Many will require some large empty snail shells in their tank. Multies do not really need shells. A couple of flat rocks in the tank will do. They are very good little engineers and will figure it out to suit their needs.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2017, 04:58:31 AM »

I'm fairly new to keeping fish, as I only have been keeping betta fish for the past 6 months and they seem to be striving in their setups. I have a 5 gallon tank with one male in it, and two separate 3 gallon tanks that also are homes to one male each. So I currently only own 3 fish. However I've been wanting to get a larger aquarium and try other sorts of fish. I got my eye on 15 gallon column aquarium.
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