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SA cichlids for 20 gallon tank

Postby FatQuokka » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:45 pm

Hello everyone,

I was out of the hobby but recently dived back is as fun as always!

I currently have a group of Corydoras sterbai, a lone Ancistrus sp, 4 silver halfbeaks (Dermogenys sp.) as well as a few leftover guppies....but cichlids are always my favorite!

My tank's dimensions are 24" L x 14" W x 16" H and so....

I was wondering if I could add a young group (For pairing off) from one of these cichlids (Eventually I will remove all of the unpaired ones):

Nannacara anomala (Smallest but...are they okay with cories?)
Mikrogeophagus altispinosa (Highest chance of working?)
Crenicichla regani (In this case the halfbeaks will be removed, the guppies...not sure)

Also as dithers whether a group (6~8) of one out of the following could work out:
Diamond tetras (Moenkhausia pittieri)
Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi or eques)
Glassfish (Parambassis siamensis)

The footprint is okay I guess but the length might be slightly on the short side...? I hope I can keep cichlids!

Thank you in advance!
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Re: SA cichlids for 20 gallon tank

Postby de_1988 » Thu May 02, 2019 5:39 pm

The Bolivian Ram should work. Not sure about with the Corydoras though. I had my appistogramma in with Otos and he killed them all, so I am a bit unsure of keeping cichlids with small bottom dwellers since that happened.
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