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I have a sparcely populated 29 gal community tropical tank that i would like to empty out and put some of my cichlids in. My 55 gal has suddenly become less freindly and some of my milder cichlids are getting stressed out, as a temporary fix for now i wanted to put the stressed ones in my 29gal. I will be sure to give them plenty of hiding places and all the ones i was planning on puting in there are not full grown. The problem is what to do with the fish that are already in my 29 gal. My only option would be to put my tropical fish in my other tank which is a ten gallon. I am not sure if it is too many fish though. it would be

2 Gourami (who are very mild and don't really fight with eachother)
5 Buenoa Aris Tetras
2 Cory Cats
1 Guppy
4 Neon Tetras

The only ones i might be worried about the tank being to small for is the gouramis. But it might be ok. They really aren't very active or aggressive. The other option would be to put the cichlids in the 29gal and leave the gouramis in there but would that even work :-?
 

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What kind of gouramis are they? What kind of cichlids are the "mild" ones?
The other fish (tetras, cories, and guppy) would be okay in a 10g at least for awhile but the gouramis will push it over the edge for sure.

This is what I would do if it was me;
My first option would be to divide the 55g with the more aggressive fish on one side and the milder ones on the other until I could work something out. This will often work as a long term solution - this gives the "mild" fish time to grow, get bolder and stake a claim on some territory. It gives the "meaner" fish time to get used to the other fish and forces them to re-establish their own space. Leave the divider up for a couple of weeks then take it down and see how things go.

If this isn't doable then you might want to divide the 29g not evenly but with the gouramis on one smaller side and the mild cichlids on the other, but this would only be a very short term solution.

The very best option of course is to simply get another tank, maybe from craigslist or something. You can often find cheap tanks there, or check out freecycle you can sometimes find free ones on there!

The last option would be to sell some of the fish back to the LFS or give them away.

HTH and good luck! :D
 

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i would love to get another tank but i have no place to put it! :x The gouramis are full size powder blues but they are very docile and non aggressive. they don't really fight with each other very often. They aren't even very active. one of them hides in a log all the time and the other one just kinda floats around the tank. They pretty much just ignore each other. The cichlids that are getting picked on are
3 Acei (probably 2, one is sick and will probably not make it)
2 Labs (one female, one unknown)
1 or 2 Red zebra (female)
1 OB zebra (fenale)
1 Rusty (unknown)
Maybe 1 cobalt zebra (female)

None of them are full grown
 

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I don't know why i didn't think of the devider! i have one! :lol: i had to use it for a while before i got cichlids. I needed it to seperate my rainbow shark from my other tropical fish....
 
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