Anyone kept a freshwater African Cichlid/brackish tank?

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Sorry I really don't know where to post this. If you mods don't mind please move it the right place.

So I was wondering if anyone here has an African cichlids/brackish setup? I heard from the freshwater folks that they are very fun, even more fun than reef, especially when it comes to the fish's behaviors. So if you've had both, what's exactly fun about them? And would you say they are more interesting than Reef?
 
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Sorry I really don't know where to post this. If you mods don't mind please move it the right place.

So I was wondering if anyone here has an African cichlids/brackish setup? I heard from the freshwater folks that they are very fun, even more fun than reef, especially when it comes to the fish's behaviors. So if you've had both, I wonder what you think.
I don't keep african cichlid tanks, or rather, 'african cichlid-only' tanks as I tend to keep american cichlids and do toss african cichlids into those tanks every once in a while. Regardless, yes they are a lot of fun, a lot of activity from cichlids. I have seen quite a few african cichlid tanks and yeah, they are fun. Especially species-only tanks actually. You get to see a lot more behaviour that may be unique to those species.
 

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I have a small reef tank and an African Cichlid tank. I've kept a 30 gallon brackish tank previously.
I have had a 125 African Cichlid tank and there was always lots of movement. One thing to consider is that you pretty much need a male only tank or lots of females to keep the aggression under control.
My brackish tank never really did good and only lasted about a year before I replaced it with a bearded dragon.
 

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I had African cichlids for many years. They are very colorful, active and pretty much bullet proof. They are also very easily bred. You can choose from rock dwellers, open water fish, peacocks or big predators.
 
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