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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by dante, May 7, 2010.

  1. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    now then people i was thinking about starting out keeping cichlids again as had 2nd foray in to marines but its too much faffing about. cichlids are the ones for me .I currently have a 2x2x2 cube with attached sump everything is up and running and ready to roll i just need some help on choosing the right fish for my set up any ideas ???
     
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Hey there, welcome to the forum.
     
  3. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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  5. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    thank you too :D
     
  6. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    welcome to the forum, glad to have you with us Dante!
    Africans are my vote (cichlids)
     
  7. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Is this a 24"x24"x24" tank ?
     
  8. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    yes it is a 2x2x2 i know its on the small side but it does look bigger than it sounds thats why im after i little help from other fish keepers as to what to keep in it (got to be rift lake i know difficult as the nicer looking ones are in need of larger quarters)
     
  9. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    With the length/width restrictions of that tank I say you're pretty limited.

    You may be able to get away with some of the following... Not all.

    Pseudotropheus sp. "Acei"
    Labidochromis caeruleus - Yellow Labs
    Labidochromis sp. "Perlmutt"
    Labidochromis chisumulae
    Iodotropheus sprengerae
    Cynotilapia afra (Cobue) - This would be a great fish for your tank.
     
  10. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    thats why i joined a couple of forums just to check out if any one had any ideas??? and im not a newbie
     
  11. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Welcome. I agree with Anthony about the tank dimensions limiting your selection a lot
    You could do some rams and smaller fish like that depending on what your water chemistry is
    Are you dead set on cichlids?
     
  12. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    there are a few fish that i thought some of them are

    ps, flavus
    n, brevis
    l, occellatus
    c afra chewere
    paralibidochromis sp
    obviously not together maybe the afra and flavus??
     
  13. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Pseudotropheus flavus and C. Afra should work
     
  14. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    i am also looking to upsize in about 6-12 months to a 3x2x2 that is the biggest i can accomodate and i definatly want rifts
     
  15. YellowCichlid

    YellowCichlid New Member

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    Why the squarish tanks and not a tank that's longer?
     
  16. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    the tank i have now was a marine set up but too expensive too much messing about so got rid of corals and fish and decided to go back to africans as i find them more interestingand characterfull the reason im going for a three foot long tank is because we havent got the room for a bigger one so i wanted to get a tank with a bit of depth and width
     
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    As far as I know, most cichlids grow rather big, and most of them are very territorial in temper. But I got curious of what kind of setup do you have?

    There are some smaller more social kinds that you could keep in a little bunch or something! :D
     
  18. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    just bought a 4x2x2 and it is looking rather empty at the min as ive only got some small ones

    nimbochromis.venustus
    nimbochromis.fuscotaeniatus
    protomelas.teaniolatus
    astatotilapia.brownae
    haplochromis sp 44
    2x synodontis multipunctatus
    3x nigroventris
     
  19. dante

    dante Thread Starter New Member

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    oh yeah i made this tank fit as before i could only get a 3x2x2 but after many many bribes the mrs went for it :D
     
  20. FishVixen

    FishVixen Active Member

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    Congradulations on the upgrade.