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Old 07-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
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Is a red jewel, a jewel?

I was looking to get a red jewel for my cichlid tank but was scared and backed away when I heard how aggressive they are when they breed. If I only got one male, would that be okay? I want a red fish in my tank and am limited to fish in my area. Unless any place offers shipping under $15. I think its a waste of money. Any ideas, advice, tips, experience is welcome and greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:14 PM   #2
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How bout a German Red Peacock Cichlid. Those are so pretty. I was also looking into Jewels but I cant put them w peacocks.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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I was looking to get a red jewel for my cichlid tank but was scared and backed away when I heard how aggressive they are when they breed. If I only got one male, would that be okay? I want a red fish in my tank and am limited to fish in my area. Unless any place offers shipping under $15. I think its a waste of money. Any ideas, advice, tips, experience is welcome and greatly appreciated.
I am fairly new at cichlids but I would recommend. A red parrot. Very pretty and non- aggressive.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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I am fairly new at cichlids but I would recommend. A red parrot. Very pretty and non- aggressive.
Parrots are horribly deformed hybrids incapable of defending themselves due to a deformity that keeps them from closing their mouths. They will not do well with Africans, and personally, (and if you want to discuss the ethics of hybrids, pm me as this has a habit of getting out of hand) I feel they have no place in the obey and are abominations created from beautiful species
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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How bout a German Red Peacock Cichlid. Those are so pretty. I was also looking into Jewels but I cant put them w peacocks.
I already have two, a male/female pair, but they are orange. And I was looking for a true red.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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I already have two, a male/female pair, but they are orange. And I was looking for a true red.
Oh lord Dont get him started on parrots Lol I have a red jewel in my south america. Tank with a jack a convict and a few others he does wonderfully. The thing is red jewels although African are more like south american. They come from Madagascar and live in rivers just like south american cichlids and very unlike the African rift lake species therefore their diets vary differently and their forms pf aggression are more like SA/ca but one would do fine. Oh yeah and I have a parrot in there to they get along fine but you always gotfa remember every fish has its own personality
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Jewels are west African, aka Congo basin, not Malagasy cichlids
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I had a breeding pair of jewels in my old 120 African tank. They did fine. If they breed just take out whatever the eggs are on. That's all I ever did and my tank did great
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I had a breeding pair of jewels in my old 120 African tank. They did fine. If they breed just take out whatever the eggs are on. That's all I ever did and my tank did great
Oh yea duh I shoulda thought of that lol
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It's all good. We always over think when it comes to our tanks
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