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10g cichlids

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by fishdude, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    i just got a 10g and are looking for small african cichlids to stock it with. i am looking at neolamprologus brichardi i think. thats the best name i can get. photos apreiciated.

    an allternitive is a butterfly fish.
  2. Hooben

    Hooben New Member

    I have had a 29 gallon neo lamp brichardi tank, and even then it was only a pair. I think it would be difficult to use a 10 gallon though. The brichardi does get rather long (like 4 or 5 inches) and can be rather active. It is a beautiful fish though!
    Does anyone have anything to add. Perhaps a pair of rams would be a better choice, as they are smaller. Opinions appreciated!
  3. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

  4. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    what about kribs?
  5. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    You could possibly keep one pair (m+f) of kribs. However, I'd be worried that the female wouldn't really have anywhere to run from the male if he gets a bit aggressive towards her as can happen with kribs. If you go for them make sure they have lots of hiding spots and I wouldn't keep anything else in the tank either.
  6. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    what about a driftwood cave, a coconut shell and a rock cave. and plants like amazon swords?
  7. RTBShark(II)

    RTBShark(II) New Member

    Yep, that sounds good for kribs! :D Same points though, always watch out for aggression! :shock:
  8. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

  9. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    or you could try some Nanochromis Cichlid or Demasoni Cichlid
    Nanochromis Cichlid adult size 4 inches
    Demasoni Cichlid adult size 3 inches
    just make sure you get two females
  10. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    thats a really good idea :) and nice fish included. lol.
  11. fish_boy

    fish_boy New Member

    Fish Addict
    like ya tank ! what fish u have in it :?:
  12. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    which one??
    you can check out my site its not finshed yet but it will be soon hopefully
  13. needlefish

    needlefish New Member

    u could get a trio of shelldwellers(1m2fm)

    Fish Addict

    nice site
  14. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    thanks did you sign the guestbook ??
  15. OneWolvesDream

    OneWolvesDream New Member

    :D nice site!!! :D
  16. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    dont demasonis get to 6 inches?
  17. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    Demasoni's do only get 3" but they're pretty aggressive and despite their size, need a bit more room than 10 gallons. If you have them in a larger tank you can allot about 5 gallons/fish, but one or two really wouldn't be too happy in a 5 or 10 gallon tank.

  18. fishdude

    fishdude New Member

    my book misinforms me then.

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