What to put in a 45 gallon tank

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toni-a created the topic: What to put in a 45 gallon tank

the LFS owner is offering me a 45 gallon 85X45X45 cm tank
Can I have african cichlids inside ? which ones ?
Otherwise what would be your suggestions I was considering a community small fish tank if africans don't work
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jnet replied the topic: Re: What to put in a 45 gallon tank

you should be able to do africans I think in tank although its a little small a 55gal or 75 would be better.

And NINA your aid with which ones I just know a blue one or yellow one ;)

you could go with rams, small cichlids, kribs, gouramis, mix of tiger barb or rainbow fish instead

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Nina_W replied the topic: Re: What to put in a 45 gallon tank

Westies. Jewels, kribensis, and lots of plants, would be fantastic in this tank.
Or, smaller Tanganyika cichlids. Shell dwellers would be lovely, especially with the deep tank.

The tank really isn't long enough for me to suggest malawi mbuna.

If you really want malawi mbuna, do a species tank of saulosi. Three males, and nine or so females. The males are blue with black bars, the females are orange - they are lovely - and not as aggressive or as big as some others.
Actually, I strongly encourage this last idea.
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bassetman replied the topic: Re: What to put in a 45 gallon tank

Julidochromis

Calvus or comps all do well in that size tank.


All these fish come in a variety of colors and patterns. You could have a pair of Julie's and two to three comps (striped) or calvus (spotted). With minimal aggression , the Julies would breed for sure.


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