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Large Cichlid Setup

Postby Luketheduke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:28 pm

I have had a 50 gallon Malawi mbuna cichlid tank for about a year now, and sometime in the near future, I will be upgrading to a 125-gallon tank. I want to keep cichlids, as they are very hardy and beautiful fish, but I will getting fish at about 10 inches each. I saw a picture of an emperor angelfish the other day, and unfortunately, since cichlids need hard water, I cannot keep him. I really like the color combo on the emperor though, so my question is, does anyone know of a fish that looks similar to the Emporer angelfish, but that can survive in a large cichlid tank? Thanks!
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Re: Large Cichlid Setup

Postby Steve C » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:42 pm

Emperor angelfish is a saltwater fish not cichlid. Are you sure that's what you were looking at?
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Re: Large Cichlid Setup

Postby Luketheduke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Yes I saw a picture of the emperor, I was not looking at it, and I wanted to know if there was a fish that looked like it that I could keep instead
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Re: Large Cichlid Setup

Postby DJRansome » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:22 pm

I don't know of a cichlid that looks similar...why not consider a marine tank if that is what you really want?

You might think discus (cichlid) look similar...they are fresh water and like the water softer than mbuna.
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Re: Large Cichlid Setup

Postby Luketheduke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:48 pm

OK Thanks
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