135 gallon tank

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by armison89, Nov 27, 2011.

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  1. armison89

    armison89 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    i want to keep a large number of fish in my 135 gallon planted tank.

    what will be the best african cichlids for me to get?
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I think cichlids will tear up plants pretty good. They also like brackish water. FYI.
     
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    ferretfish Sea Dragon

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    african cichlids are really cool but they are with out a dought the meanest cichlids i have ever owned and i have had jack dempsey, jewel, severum, texas, firemouth, and convicts cichilds.
    also the only plants you can keep are java ferns cuz they dont like the taste and they root themselves to rocks
     
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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    I think you meant the american cichlids are more aggressive.
     
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    fishboyt Bristle Worm

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    Cichlids are not brackish. Also, like stated above, the only plant you can put with them is java fern.
     
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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    what about elodea? It doesn't need to be planted(well at least not in my teachers tank lol:p)