View Full Version : rocks vs. Sandy

08-22-2007, 10:41 AM
What is the best to put on the bottom of the tank? I see a lot of pictures with sand or very fine rocks. I have pebbles in my 45 gallon tank.. Should I change it? What about plants, do Chichlid's need plants?

I also have large rocks that supply some great hiding places for my Chichlid's..

I'm so new with this so any and all suggestions would be great.


08-22-2007, 10:44 AM
Unless you have fish that highly prefer a finer substrate (loaches, some catfish), I wouldn't worry about it. Your cichlids should be perfectly fine.

08-22-2007, 10:48 AM
Sad thing is I really don't know what I have. I have to get some pictures and send them tonight when i'm home. I tried last night but I couldn't get any good ones. Those little buggers move fast!

08-22-2007, 10:51 AM
Well the loaches are always pretty obvious...anything in your tank have barbels?