getting interested in cichlids ...

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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    they are also selling exCichlasoma istlanum red variant for sale. they are 1.5-2 inches $13 each.
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    one site said a 75, but i would do 125 to be safe.
     
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    Va Reef Giant Squid

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    Just google the fish your asking about, I'm not exactly suer what your asking.
     
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    i did. they need a 6 foot long(at least) tank and are nasty\very very aggressive.
     
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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    darn. I'm looking for ones that will fit into a 40-55 gal if I can find one on CL for a good price.
     
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    Look into African rift lake cichlids, I think they are generally smaller and would work for either. More colorful than most South American cichlids also.
     
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    1.0reef Giant Squid

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    I got a stocking list for a 40b or 55 gallon ...
    1 electric yellow or fire mouth\other N.W. cichlid
    1 colbalt blue zebra or a colbalt blue
    1 buffalo head
    2 orange leleupi
    1 demasoni
    howmanyfish.com calculator said that a 40b or 55 could support 29 inches of full
    bodied FW fish.
     
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    There you go, now remember that is based on size alone but not temperment. You may need to make sure you have lots of hiding places.
     
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    yeah. I was thinking of making a cool DIY 3D backround!;D