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Opinions on Setup: convicts, rainbows or something else

I'm contemplating getting an aquarium set up. I have a 32" wall for the aquarium so the largest tank I can have is a 20g long or a 29g. I'm wanting to use this wall because no furniture is around it. I have a pretty curious cat but he's not very athletic (he was never able to get into my 29g gecko enclosure). I'll probably go with the 29g for the height.

I first thought I wanted a planted tank but I remembered my past experiences. I have kept some American cichlids before - jack dempsey, convicts, and a firemouth. I did not enjoy keeping the firemouth (too shy) and cannot keep a jack in a 29g for long.

I did enjoy my convicts since they were confident and were hard to stress. I kept a pair easily in a 20g high in the past. I was looking at also a rainbow cichlid and I think they would work as well.

I wanted to create a single species only tank with a breeding pair. Any thoughts or other suggestions? I live in central Oklahoma and the water is medium-hard. I was not wanting to modify the water. I was also wanting a species that is not skittish.


TL;DR: I want a non-skittish central American cichlid in a 29g single species tank. I was thinking about convicts (owned before) or rainbows (I've never owned). Open to other suggestions, wanting opinions.
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Re: Opinions on Setup: convicts, rainbows or something else

Another thought comes to mind is shell dwellers. Perfect for your water. Our club OKAA is having an auction the 23rd of May in Norman you might be interested in. There is usually a lot of cichlids that go through the auction.

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I hadn't thought of Africans/Lake Tang. My old shell dwellers were great. They were only mildly aggressive and bred easily. I'm not intentionally trying to breed the fish but stuff happens.

I might be going to the auction. I'm more interested in equipment than fish. I only have reptile equipment. I'll have to visit the Facebook page.

Will there be an auction later in the year?
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I haven't figured out how to edit posts on mobile devices.

Anyway, I guess the Facebook doesn't show the auction details. I did see the information is on the OKAA website and got the information on it.
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