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Old 10-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Small Cichlids?

Say i want some small cichlids for a 5 gallon show tank, any suggestions. Are rams suitable. Please help any fish you name will help.
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A pair of shellies would be cute. I think a 5 is too small for rams
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you are definitely limited, you could do 2 or 3 shellies but that would be it, and I'd move out any fry they have as soon as they are big enough. If you aren't set on cichlids look into scarlet gem badis or pygmy sunfishes.
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Whats a shelly?
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Whats a shelly?
Small shell dwelling cichlids. They live inside empty snail shells
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Weird. Sounds different
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Do you see them alot, or do they spend most of there time in there shells? They do look pretty so i would be good to see them alot.
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Do you see them alot, or do they spend most of there time in there shells? They do look pretty so i would be good to see them alot.
Once they know you're the food bringer, they'll gladly swim out to greet you
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Once they know you're the food bringer, they'll gladly swim out to greet you
One reason y I'm stuck on cichlids u gotta love there personalities... like a bunch of hungry puppies everytime I walk by my tank lol
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You could do six or so sparkling gouramis they are cute!
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