|faq | etiquette | register | my account | search | mailbox|
|Cichlids or not|
I have a 42g hex tank and by all the research that I have been doing, it doesn't seem that my type of tank would be suitable for cichlids as they need a tank that is long rather than high. My tank is only 24" long and everything I've read suggest 36" minimum. I was particularly interested in the yellow labs or the johanni's. Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!
|Posted 30-Dec-2011 01:17|
Did more research and went ahead and set up my tank with yellows. Have lots of rocks with caves and hidey holes. They have settled in quite nice and are thriving.
|Posted 28-Mar-2012 02:51|
Small Fry with Ketchup
Glad they're doing good, not much of a chichlid keeper myself but sounds like you have them settled in nicely. Lots of rocks and caves should make them plenty happy. Don't let them breed too much, or sell the stock off to the LFS and you should be able to keep aggression down.
|Posted 30-Mar-2012 00:21|
That Size Tank Should be Fine Have 12 Cichlids in a 56 Gallon High Top Tank.
Fish are Friends not Food.
|Posted 03-May-2013 22:17|
The latest rule of thumb to decide the nr of fish in a tank is to determine the surface area of the tank and go from there.
Here is the information you should use to determine the carrying capacity of your Hex tank:
With a tall rectangular tank, a simple Length x width formula works. The main site in the link above also has a link for rectangular tanks.
Run the numbers and see how many fully grown yellow labs would be appropriate for your tank. Then,If you arrange caves and nooks vertically in a "wall" instead of across the width of the tank, you might be more successful.
-->>> The Confidence of Amateurs, is the Envy of Professionals <<<--
|Posted 04-May-2013 23:34|
*Ultimate Fish Guru*
|Posted 23-Jun-2013 03:44|
The views expressed on this page are the implied opinions of their respective authors.
Under no circumstances do the comments on this page represent the opinions of the staff of FishProfiles.com.
FishProfiles.com Forums, version 11.0