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Species for a community tank?

Postby CaptMicha » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:37 pm

I don't want to fight my water, 6.5 pH, 3kh and 8gh. What non-American species should I consider for a community cichlid tank? I'm not knowledgeable enough to come up with enough species stocking ideas on my own.

I'd probably use a 55 gallon, but that's not set in stone.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Species for a community tank?

Postby james1983 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:59 pm

Some of the more common are Anomalochromis thomasi, kribs and the different species of buffaloheads.
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Re: Species for a community tank?

Postby CaptMicha » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:41 pm

Can any of the jewel cichlids be kept as described?
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Re: Species for a community tank?

Postby james1983 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:45 pm

I kept a single jewel years ago in a community and it's shredded everyone's fins. I'm not sure if this is a common occurrence though. From what I've read, a breeding pair can be a handful in a community.
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Re: Species for a community tank?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm

Why not American cichlids? Some of them like the softer water.
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