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Hello, I've had a recent interest in restarting my fishkeeping hobby. I have had some prior experience with freshwater fish, had a tank for about two years after becoming too busy to care properly for my fish. Now I have more time, and money, and I would like to start up a Cichlid tank, but I need some help, as I have only had a freshwater tank before. What I am mainly pondering is, what is the main difference between freshwater fish and Cichlids, and how do their needs and wants differ? How are the tank setups different from one another? Are Cichlids harder to maintain then freshwater fish, or are they about the same difficulty? Is a 25 Gallon Tall Tank a sufficient size to keep Cichlids, or do I need a bigger tank?