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I had a few mbuna and frontosa tanks before, so somewhat experienced with cichclids. Now in my apt, i can only get in a 10g. I'm thinking about setting up a tank with Caribsea Eco complete sand as the substrates. I'm not sure about the choice of fish:

1. multies x6 or 4
2. brevis x4
3. occelatus x 4

What do u guys think???
 

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There's a good chance that occies will rip each other apart in a 10 gallon tank. Stick with the brevis or multies, and of those two, multies are my favorite. Start with only 4, as they will soon overpopulate your tank for you. :thumb:
 

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Seems like multies are the winner, but they seems kinda bland, is there any variant that looks a bit more colorful? Probably trying to get 2 pairs at LFS is pretty difficult, is it possible to sex them ?
 

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They're hardly bland...


although beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :wink:

Males are usually twice the size of females, and I have yet to see a female much larger 3/4 inch long. I suggest getting one larger fish and three smaller and see if that'll work. There is no easy way to tell the difference between a young male and a full grown female. Talk to your LFS person and make sure you can bring back any extra males.
 

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Holey Macro Setting!
That is easily the best Multi pic I have ever seen.
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