Some people say that having live plants in the cichlid tank is not a good idea but this is just plain wrong. Use our 4 design principles to setup a low maintenance fishtank that provides habitat enrichment.
I visit scott lynch at kev rift s malawi cichlid specialist in the uk.
Aquascape african cichlid tank. You do not need to add salt minerals to the cichlid tank. African cichlids require the water to be between 72 and 82 degrees fahrenheit so you will most likely need an aquarium heater. Hi aquatic lovers hedi here with aquascape paludarium and today i decided to do a quick little update tutorial on my african cichlid planted aquarium ideas we re gonna be adding a couple of things here and there so stick around alright so like i said today we re focusing on my african cichlid plants tank ideas.
Remember to keep the small fish out and the big fish that can hold their own in with the cichlids. This is my first malawi cichlid aquascape at home in the gfs gallery. Moreover the plants they do not eat they still often love to dig up thus killing their root systems and therefore the plants as a whole.
There are also cichlids which can grow to around 8 inches in size and these should have a tank of roughly 24 to 30 gallons with 30 being the ideal. So if you have an 8 inch cichlid you could fit 2 of them in a 55 gallon tank but 3 would be pushing it. We show you how to setup a fish tank that looks great and is easy to maintain.
For one cichlids do often eat various aquarium plants. The next part in our series. They can thrive in freshwater just as well.
Its all about aquascaping your cichlid aquarium. Let s talk about rocks plants decorations the substrate and the spacing of open water for your african cichlid tank right now. With these tips and techniques you are well on your way to setting up an awesome low maintenance aquarium.
I choose some great fish chindongo saulosi with the. Some plants that are ideal for cichlid tanks include anubias java ferns java moss crinum vallisneria. Just give them enough space and some cool hiding places.
African cichlids can make great additions to your aquarium. African cichlids need habitat enrichment to thrive. These fish require the water to have a ph level between 6 5 and 7 5 with a neutral ph of 7 being best.
How you aquascape your african cichlid tank does depend on the exact species you have but there are some general tips that you can follow.