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Old 02-19-2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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Chichlasoma ornatum, New fish to me

Chichlasoma Ornatum - Anyone know anything about them? I have never seen them before but I don't know why they aren't more common in the hobby they look like a cross between a JD and a Red Festea. I would love to get my hands on a pair. Info on these beautiful fish would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Those look amazing!
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:02 PM   #3
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New type of fish to me

They are actually Ex Cichlasoma , Ornatum have been in the hobby awhile just not very common.Cichlids of the Americas has 2" WC Ornatum for $35 per. They are just as mean as Festae but much more sensitive to water quality.

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Yeah, they are not an easy fish to keep, require large tanks with plenty of water changes, and are highly aggressive. I know I wouldn't be prepared to possibly lose a fish to aggression when I paid $35 a pop for babies. They are stunning though
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That makes sense why they are not so common. I think I will pass I don't need any more overly aggressive fish. Especially ones that are sensitive to water changes. But beautiful fish though.
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Very striking fish.
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