Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by pete33, Dec 5, 2012.
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General question. Decided to convert my 40 into a cichlids tank. How many could I possibly have?
Depends on some factors. What kind of cichlids, how much filtration, & how often you do water changes.
Thinking max 5" fish - canister filter - I do 10% WC's every week on my reef and on this one.
5" fish may need more room than a 40 breeder depending on species, probably be fine though. 10% weekly water change is good, but it wont hurt to do more lol.
Under gravel filters help a lot with cichlids.
It just depends what kind you have. I use to have cichlids when I was younger. Do you have any idea if you want to do south american, north american, or african?
African. Am upgrading my Reef and was going to order extra rocks for this build.
try looking into lake tanginika there smaller fish
i know i spelled that lake wrong
Depends on which fish your talking about, petros aren't small lol
Most African cichlids get really big I wouldn't do anymore then 10. And I currently have a 94 gallon cichlid tank.
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