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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everybody ^_^ Not sure if any of you remember, it's been so long since I've actually posted anything. In any case, I'm looking for a fish, something that can live in a 20 gallon or smaller for it's whole life. Also, it has to be willing to eat any fry that I need to cull. So, what do you think I should get?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-10-2012, 09:44 AM
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How big are these fry?
Kribensis cichlid? Or another small cichlid.
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Just betta and guppy fry, nothing big.
I'd like some sort of fish that I could keep solitary if at all possible.
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Kribensis could live alone, though the tank may feel empty.
A male convict cichlid may actually be a better idea, bigger, could handle more fry. A male would be perfectly fine in a 20 by himself. Just be sure to give him a cave.
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Jeweled cichlids can live in a 10 gallon tank solo... I believe they get big enough to eat small fry....

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Thanks. ^_^ I'm liking the idea of the Jewel Cichlid since it is so vibrant.
Is there anything else that could work in a 10 or 20 gallon?
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Pretty sure you'll only get that nice colour with a breeding pair.
And, no, not that I can think of. Really limited to smaller cichlids. Unless you want a Molly as a fry eater.
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Yeah, Mollys will eat fry for sure. Or a giant betta.


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