Gravel or sand for african cihild tank?
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- Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:24 am
You can add crushed coral to your gravle it a nice mix for africans and the coral helps keep your water hard and ph up I used caribsea african mix whitch is fine gravle and coral thay also make a grate clarifier called biomagnet, I feed my fish the samething as dandman tetramin flakes for babies and newlife spectrem pellets for the bigger fish bloodworms mysesshrimp and brinshrimp with sprelinea I keep more than I should in my tank only because thay breed like crazy and I sell the babies when thay git big enougfh so u will be ok j if u want more just keep up weekly maintenance 25% water change and alternate filter media cleaning. A pic of my gravle
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- Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:57 am
Okay I am speaking from experience, African Cichilds are a pain in my butt. They are like the messiest fish ever, but they are beautiful. Anyways sand is what they love. they like to dig holes and hide in them BUT sand is a pain to clean. u still have to siphon it and when u do there goes all of your money. I would stick with the gravel. I personally was fed up with my cichilds cuz I couldnt put any other fish with them and after a while they were boring to watch, I just sold my entire setup and now I bought a 125 gallon natural community tank and I love it! to each its own.