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Aquatic species compatible with African cichlids

Discussion in 'Old World' started by Matmanhapman, May 14, 2012.

  1. Matmanhapman

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    Does anyone know some other aquatic creatures that are commonly kept or successfully kept with Africans? Im thinking about adding more to my 5 foot 125G tank. Im keeping mostly medium to large cichlids with all being no smaller than 3.5/4''.

    Ideas could include turtles, frogs, salamanders, or other fish species or anything really that has worked.

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    I would stay away from turtles. Eventually they will try to eat your fish. Lots of folks keep synodontis catfish with africans.
     
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    Also, schooling fish that can take the beating and are large enough not to get eaten could work well: giant danios, tiger barbs, tin foil barbs (they get a bit big for a 5' tank). I've even kept robust goodeids like Ilyodon with Africans (mbuna).

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    Stay away from salamanders. Even the fully aquatic species like water in the 60's
     

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