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will my tank be big enough

Postby danielparry » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:25 am

Im looking at getting a andinoacara rivulatus (green terror) or i currently have a 4x2x2 tank 400litres would this be big enough?? I also currently have angelfish and silver dollars in the tank, could this be an issue? If the andinoacara rivulatus isnt a good choice is there anything else you could suggest that would be fine in my size tank.i just really like the colouring on them. Thanks.Dan
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Re: will my tank be big enough

Postby Oscar6 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm

Footprint and volume are fine for a Riv... but... how many SD and Angels? Angels can be snotty, nippy buggers when they can get away with it. Riv is a slow grower. If not overstocked, get a Riv similar size to the Angels so it at least stand up for itself. May also come a day when Riv starts to assert and beat on the Angels.
1500 gallons of South and Central American cichlids. Some with a "wee" bit of attitude.
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Re: will my tank be big enough

Postby danielparry » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:49 pm

I have x4 angels and x4 silver coins
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Re: will my tank be big enough

Postby Oscar6 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:59 pm

I would consider removing the SD. They are recommended to be kept in a larger group and a 4ft tank is quite restrictive to them. Very active pack of A-holes in general, and sometimes make nervous cichlids all the more so. They may spook a young GT into constant hiding, stress related issues could ensue.
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