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29 gallon cichlid?

kipper3456

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So I have some fish already...

1 albino cory
3 neons
2 black skirts
2 kuhli loaches

in a 10 gallon and I want to upgrade them to my 29 which I am currently cycling. There's driftwood and I'm going to plant it once it's cycled. Would I be able to get a single Apisto but still keep it a peaceful community? I would also like to add hatchetfish and peacock gudgeons and maybe glass catfish or pictus catfish. I am also wondering how smart Apistos are, like would they try to bond with me or chase my finger on the glass? I just don't want an Apisto if it would greatly impact the types of fish I can add.

Also, it would be only a single Apistogramma. I don't want to risk getting 2 fish of the same gender and having them fight.

Thanks!

-kipper3456
PS sorry I can't do pics
 

MacZ

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I'd rather stock up the other species to appropriate numbers* and decide for one bottomdweller species. If you want a dwarf cichlid of any kind in that tank size, Corydoras and Kuhlii loaches are out.

* appropriate numbers for your fish (in your new tank):
Corydoras: 5-10
Neon Tetras: 10
Blackskirt Tetras: 5-10
Kuhlii loaches: 5-10

And with those numbers your tank will already be fully stocked. No room for anything else.
Peacock gudgeons fill the same niche as Apistogramma, so not advisable to combine.
Hatchetfish would technically work, but again: The tank will be full once the other species are properly stocked.
Glass catfish and pictus catfish both grow too big for a 100 liter tank, they are definitely out. They should also be kept in groups of 10 or more.

I am also wondering how smart Apistos are, like would they try to bond with me or chase my finger on the glass?
Some do, some won't. There is no yes/no answer possible.

I just don't want an Apisto if it would greatly impact the types of fish I can add.
All in all: I would advise you not to get an Apistogramma.
 

kipper3456

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I'd rather stock up the other species to appropriate numbers* and decide for one bottomdweller species. If you want a dwarf cichlid of any kind in that tank size, Corydoras and Kuhlii loaches are out.

* appropriate numbers for your fish (in your new tank):
Corydoras: 5-10
Neon Tetras: 10
Blackskirt Tetras: 5-10
Kuhlii loaches: 5-10

And with those numbers your tank will already be fully stocked. No room for anything else.
Peacock gudgeons fill the same niche as Apistogramma, so not advisable to combine.
Hatchetfish would technically work, but again: The tank will be full once the other species are properly stocked.
Glass catfish and pictus catfish both grow too big for a 100 liter tank, they are definitely out. They should also be kept in groups of 10 or more.


Some do, some won't. There is no yes/no answer possible.


All in all: I would advise you not to get an Apistogramma.
Ok! Thank You!
 

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