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Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:46 pm

I was given 29 gallon tank with single cichlid. Maybe 4-5 inches in length. I like to add more fish to the tank keeping in mind size of tank and identification of this fish. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: help identify

Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:55 pm

At first glance, it appears to be a Texas Cichlid, just not sure if it's pure or hybrid. It has a bit more growing to do, perhaps double it's current size. The 29 won't even be big enough for the one fish, much less any others. Also, this is a moderately aggressive type of Cichlid, so I wouldn't trust it with other fish right now.

Re: help identify

Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:46 pm

Pretty female Texas. Will easily outgrow a 29gal so I'd either rehome her or start looking for a larger tank (something 4ft long). Definitely don't add anything in with her in that size of a tank.

Re: help identify

Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:04 pm

Thank You! We do have a 55 gal with typical tropical fish. I could swap out the tanks. If i were to do that what type of cichlid would you recommend and how many?

Re: help identify

Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:35 am

I’d say cyanoguttatus hybrid. Somehow doesn’t look right for a pure Texas.
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