Midas Cichlid Tank Size a Guide for selecting the right aquarium
The best size and minimum tank size for adult Midas cichlids (Amphilophus citrinellus) is 75 gallons.
Small Midas cichlids can be raised in 30, 40, 55, and 75 gallon tanks but will have to ultimately be moved to larger tank. The reason for this is Midas cichlids can reach 12" inches in length
and possibly a few inches more maximum. The strategy with going with a 75 gallon is in its dimensions and surface area.
A 75 gallon tank measures 48 inches long by 18 inches wide and 21 inches tall. This tank is recommended for a solitary cichlid but he plan on keeping a community tank go with a 125 gallon tank. A large male Midas cichlid will enjoy four feet of swimming length. The other primary reason for this tank size is its width. A large male Midas that is 12 inches long can turn around without much difficulty because the tank is that wide.
Smaller tanks are unfair to this fish its the width is smaller than the length of the cichlid. Therefore if you can afford it go for a 75 gallon aquarium and enjoy your red devil cichlid
and watch him reach its true potential in size. Remember keep large fish in small aquariums with stunt the fish.
A 75-gallon aquarium measures 48.38” W x 18.38” D x 21” H.
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