General Aquaria Discussion • Is a 20 gallon too small?

For general fish and aquarium topics. Including catfish, aquatic plants, ponds, photography, etc.

Moderators: DJRansome, fmueller

Is a 20 gallon too small?

Postby Djmrwillis » Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:18 pm

Hi everyone. I have my first cichlid tank going. Currently 4 plants and 3 fry. Electric yellow, Blue striped one (kenyi?), and one that might be rust or peacock. Fish seem to be doing great I took my time with the setup lots of water changes and rocks for them. All my water tests are coming back great.

My question is do I have too many fish for a 20 gallon? Should I switch right away or let them grow a little.

Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:09 pm
Location: Denver, CO

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: Is a 20 gallon too small?

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:47 pm

Your kenyi will need a 75G or larger, and Malawi like to be in groups. How big are the fry? When measuring, include the tail.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
User avatar
Global Moderator
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Return to General Aquaria Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests