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Old 06-22-2013, 03:03 AM   #1
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29 gallon planted cichlid tank?


I am thinking about going with South American cichlids when I restart my tank. What species would be appropriate for this size tank?

Would small Angelfish be ok for my tank? I know that I would have to either re-home them or get a larger tank when they grow up. How long would it take for a small (2-4") Angel to get to big for my tank?
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #2
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You could get a pair (1m/1f) of some blue or gold rams.

A single angel would be okay for the 29, but you could run into some aggression issues between two when they mature. I can't remember the timeframe for them to mature/grow, but mine have grown about 1" all around (length of actual body as well as fin length) in just over a month and a half. I got them at just under quarter-size and they are now over half-dollar size.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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Definitely rams or maybe apistos. Angels in my 29gl years ago grew way too large quickly.
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Laetacara dorsigera these little dwarf acaras are beatiful when they mature and have great personality
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If I get Apistos, I should only get a male/female pair right?
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Literally any dwarf cichlid from south america or west africa.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:40 AM   #7
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If you want Apisto's to spawn I believe the ratio is 1m:2f. They do well on there own though, if you don't want a breeding pair. I have a little male cacatouides and he is happy as a clam by himself.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:14 PM   #8
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Laetacara dorsigera these little dwarf acaras are beatiful when they mature and have great personality
Yep
Neat little fish.
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