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Old 03-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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Hi all, recently acquired a juwel vision 180 and someone have given me some cichlids as i thought id give it a go. I know theres 2 bolivian rams for sure, i also ave 2 that look like rams but are bigger have bigger heads look like threadfin acara to me and also i have a Malawi ciclid thats bright yellow. I know the rams and acara looking fish are community cichlids. The yellow malawi keeps swimming with them but then having a little nip then swimming with them again. Is this anything to worry about? I also have a small common pleco in there can they co exist?

sorry for the spelling of Cichlids in the title was a typo and i cannot change it.

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Old 03-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Cichlids are awesome I have a large synspilum (profile pic) in a juwel vision 450 tank I had other fish with him but he killed off every last one so he's on his own at the mo, I've had him 14 years now - check my profile page for pics
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Hi all, recently acquired a juwel vision 180 and someone have given me some cichlids as i thought id give it a go. I know theres 2 bolivian rams for sure, i also ave 2 that look like rams but are bigger have bigger heads look like threadfin acara to me and also i have a Malawi ciclid thats bright yellow. I know the rams and acara looking fish are community cichlids. The yellow malawi keeps swimming with them but then having a little nip then swimming with them again. Is this anything to worry about? I also have a small common pleco in there can they co exist?

sorry for the spelling of Cichlids in the title was a typo and i cannot change it.

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Some Africans can kill pleco like jewels my Kenyi does not like my big 14in pleco and he tries to bite his head but he doesn't do anything to the pleco
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #4
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i only have one malawi with 4 american at the min so its not too bad, i have a 200L community tank that allready has a bolivian and german rams in so ill move them to there and just have malawi. Can tanganyika mix with malawi? A few sites selling them both say they can mix? What would be the best Malawi for me im wanting blue and red and yellow ? And how many can i get in my 180L? Iv read that you should over stock a little with cichlids,
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Your Bright yellow Cichlid is probably a Yellow lab (Labidochromis caeruleus) and he/she will kill your rams given time.Its far too aggressive to be housed with rams.I would suggest rehoming the lab or the rams.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:11 AM   #6
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These are the fish that look like rams but there a lot bigger could anyone id them please? I also got a quick snap of the yellow malawi if anyone could tell me more

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Not Rams they are eartheaters of some sort and your Malawi Mbuna is a red Zebra (Metriaclima estherae).They may be ok together but he may still kill your eartheaters.
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Your earth eaters and zebra will kill your actually rams. They pleco will be okay with them though. I am guessing its 180 gallons or liters?
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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I have taken the other fish out now just the yellow one and 2 others iv got today heres the picture
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #10
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Forgot to mention someone has offered me some more for free heres the pictures hes sent me theres 2 of each of these will they be compatible with what i have? There all baby between 3-5cm at present same with the 2 i have allready
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