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Old 12-24-2014, 09:50 PM   #1
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Mom who decided to put African cichlid in a community tank?!!!

What the heck do I tell my mom who just randomly decided to bring an electric yellow and some other blue Malawi cichlid with her planted tetra and gourami tank just because they "looked pretty and they're just babies" I'm so mad at her...


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Old 12-24-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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Just sit back and let her carry out the research less experiment. May work but I doubt it...

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My problem is that they're in pairs. I suggested to get apistos or kribensis.. Even angels would have been better


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Ohh man.. if they survive the parameters than they will decimate that tank overnight...

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Old 12-24-2014, 10:25 PM   #5
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What do you mean? As in cichlids will destroy tank?


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It could and probably will happen. Maybe not when they are babies but eventually....
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:03 PM   #7
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Cichlids are very aggressive. Most plants won't last very long with them. They also have to have their space and will make it known. Good luck.

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Old 12-25-2014, 01:26 AM   #8
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Yeah cichlids are awful with plants. They like to move around the substrate and dig around


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Get one of those moss balls that petsmart trys to pass off as authentic Japanese....
4-5 Africans will tear it into shreds almost overnight
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Babies grow up, Africans kill off other fish and destroy all plants.


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