Capital Cichlids

Go Back   Capital Cichlid Association Forums > Forum and CCA News > Introduce Yourselves


Introduce Yourselves Come here for the howdy-dos and ask membership questions.

Thread Tools Display Modes

New 55g.Tank
Old 08-09-2012, 2:39 PM   #1
Sprattster07's Avatar
Sprattster07 is offline
Usergroup: Members
Real Name: Brett
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Iowa
Last Activity: 12-02-2012 10:33 PM
Posts: 14
New 55g.Tank

My boyfriend and I are starting a new community 55g tank and we want to do more uncommon cichlids. We already have a tank of Labs but want a little more difficulty.

Our 55g tank set up is 2 AC110's with 2 200 watt heaters connected to a Ranco ETC for further control. We have tons of rock work set up and would prefer rock dwellers.

The cichlids we like the look of are Xystichromis phytophagus (Christmas Fulu), Astatotilapia latifasciata (Zebra Obliquiden), and Pundamilia sp. (Crimson Tide). We know the rules of nothing with the same genus name and nothing that looks to similar but we can't find out/decide if any of these will work together. If they won't, what are good cichlids to mix with them?

Any information will help, thanks!

Sent from my iPad using MonsterAquariaNetwork app
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-10-2012, 1:59 PM   #2
CCA Members
Andrewtfw's Avatar
Andrewtfw is offline
Usergroup: Board of Directors
CCA Members
Real Name: Andrew
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Germantown, Maryland
Last Activity: Yesterday 8:30 PM
Posts: 2,921
I like that you're running two 110s on your tank. Having them will make any future upgrade in tank size a bit easier.
As for the fish you are interested in, I would not mix them, especially in a 55. The chances of hybrids or increased conspecific aggression would be high imo. As for other recommendations, ill leave that to fellow members with more experience with these types of cichlids.

Sent from my DROIDX


  Reply With Quote

Old 08-10-2012, 3:26 PM   #3
CCA Members
hollyfish2000's Avatar
hollyfish2000 is offline
Usergroup: CCA Members
Real Name: Holly
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, Md
Last Activity: Yesterday 7:36 PM
Posts: 1,699
Rather than mixing, why don't you do a colony tank of something rare and/or endangered? Blue orchid peacocks come to mind as it's something I'm familiar with and it was recently discussed in another thread. But I"m sure there are many other options . . .
  Reply With Quote



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 6:51 AM.

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin skins developed by eXtremepixels
Site services provided by Monster Aquaria Network
Capital Cichlids Association, Inc