Im new to cichlids and im wondering what and how many cichlid can live in a 10 gallon aquarium (no tankmates if necessary). :?::?:
Usually 20-60 gallons are the average size. Above 60 gets pretty expensive (thicker glass, if it's not acrylic)...obviously the larger is the better. If you can line and then flood your entire basement, that would be even better."If you have your heart set on cichlids, save up for a few more months and get yourself a really nice 40 gallon breeder/long tank."
I disagree. It should say this:
If you have your heart set on cichlids, save up for a few more months and get yourself the largest tank you can afford.
More room = more fish = more colors = more entertainment value. Other than a few bucks on the larger tank, what do you have to loose?
kribs , apistos , rams , shellies and other dwarf cichlids will do just fine in a 10 gallon tank..
but i am still kind of a rookie at this stuff...have not bred 1,000,000 fish yet...but better than half way there...
10 gal is fine for use as a breeding tank, not for long term use. Sorry
We ALL learn everyday... hence why we still remain on forums.ok...i am completely wrong about this..and i lied...i have never kept shellies in a 10...actually have never kept shellies at all....
but i have kept several species of pelvivichromis and apistogramma in 10 gallon tanks..not permanently ; but only for 3 or 4 years...
everybody does thing differently...it is more so about doing things that work for you..
the things that folks post on this forum should not be taken as gospel..we are often more wrong than right...
this hobby is a continuing learning experience..i started in the early 70's and am still learning all the time..