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Old 10-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #51 
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I can't imagine keeping any kind of cichlid in a three gallon, especially more than one. Cichlids are extremely messy.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:05 PM   #52 
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I am looking at different types of fish... not common ones. Like the one LittleBetta fish suggested...

Agreed. Like Neon Tetras! They need lots of room beause they are small but active.

Yes, but there are hundreds of thousands of types of Cichlids out there. Common ones like Oscars need lots of room, but who is to say another can't be fine in a gallon? (Not saying one IS, beacuse I don't know but it is possible.)
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:06 PM   #53 
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3 gallons cant to much other than make great tanks for bettas, dwarf frogs or simulating their biotopes.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:07 PM   #54 
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Shrimp tanks are fun! :) I've always wanted one myself! Or, I would say a plakat betta or a female betta. They always seem to swim the most with their little fins so it's easily justifiable why they would be in a slightly bigger tank! :D
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:44 PM   #55 
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I have shrimp, already.

Continutuing research on the Cichlids... I want...
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:58 PM   #56 
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Do you mean apistos? I wouldn't keep a pair in a 3 gallon tank, but as I mentioned, you may be able to house a single male or female if their adult size is appropriate. I personally haven't kept them, but my brother has and they can be very territorial and aggressive towards each other depending on the species.

Personally I'd rather go a pair or trio of sparkling gouramis. They are unusual and I believe actually make a croaking sound on occasion. Plus they only grow to around 1.5 inches.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:01 PM   #57 
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Okay, if you think that is safer. Can you tell me a little about them? Where can I get them?
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:10 PM   #58 
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http://www.seriouslyfish.com/profile...s=pumila&id=37

That is a whole page of them. They go a lot darker in heavily planted/dimly lit aquariums. They don't need a filter but will need a heater.

You could probably ask your LFS to get them in for you as they shouldn't be that rare.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #59 
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Sweet! So 3?

I didn't find the best info on tank size on that website, but I did look at it.

I will ask! Thanks.
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