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Old 07-27-2012, 08:45 AM   #21
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I'm in laurel. And yes they have a MASSIVE selection of cichlids both new and old world. You will see when ya get there haha.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #22
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Oh ok cool. And what would i suggest if i did say one or two in a tank?
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #23
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Quite honestly, i like keyholes and cupidos, they aren't the most colorful, but they're peaceful and beautiful I'm their own right. With keyholes, you could do 4, same with most of the suggestions listed earlier.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:29 AM   #24
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Quite honestly, i like keyholes and cupidos, they aren't the most colorful, but they're peaceful and beautiful
I like your recommendations more everyday! Who says Biotodoma cupido aren't the most colorful?

When dealing with a smaller tank like that I would recommend some of the smaller genus such as Archocentrus Chetumalensis, Amatitlania Siquia, or my favorites ANYTHING in Cryptoheros.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:46 PM   #25
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I just picked up a cupido since I can't find a keyhole and I absolutely adore the little guy! Super full of personality and is already begging for food with the rest of the misfits after just a single day!

I've really been researching the more peaceful cichlids lately I have a 75-90 gallon in pthe planning stage and want a couple uaru as the centerpiece. I've learned loads from you though HUKIT I saw some cutteri at my LFS and fell in love with them, and all I could think is "HUKIT would be so proud!" haha
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #26
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I like your recommendations more everyday! Who says Biotodoma cupido aren't the most colorful?

When dealing with a smaller tank like that I would recommend some of the smaller genus such as Archocentrus Chetumalensis, Amatitlania Siquia, or my favorites ANYTHING in Cryptoheros.
Wow once again HUKIT wows me with an amazing looking fish! I love it! How big do they get and how hard are they to find? What other fish do they go good with? How many can i keep in a 55 gallon?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:31 PM   #27
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That's a cupid cichlid (Biotodoma cupido), they aren't extremely hard to find here in michigan, but they aren't exactly common. They max out around 6 inches i'd say. They are great little cichlids If i wasn't maxed out for pictures on here, and motivated enough to fix that, i'd post some pics of my new guy. I'd say easily a pair for a 55, especially if you made them the centerpiece and stocked the tank around them
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Ok thanks! And what cryptoheros species are easy to obtain?
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Ok thanks! And what cryptoheros species are easy to obtain?
Call up house of tropicals, that's about your best bet here locally. Like I said they can order in almost any cichlid.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #30
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Alright ill definitly call! And what are good cichlids to keep with a community as a beautiful centerpiece?
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