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Old 03-28-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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What other invertebrates can you keep with cichlids?

Hi,I wondering what invertebrates you Can Safely keep with cichlids,without them attacking the fish or the other way around?


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Old 03-28-2015, 07:21 PM   #2
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If anything I would say some large snails like mystery.


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Thanks. Is there any crabs or shrimp or crayfish that would be ok?
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Maybe crayfish.... They are mean little dudes so they might work. Shrimp would be a feast for your cichlids unless maybe a vampire shrimp they get a good size.


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Apparently blue lobsters can work. Just gotta make sure they don't eat your fish..


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When the cray molts their toast if the cichlids get to them. On another note if the cray or lobster is bigger than the cichlids it will grab and eat them when they are sleeping

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Probably a bad idea all round then.


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My blue crayfish lasted maybe 3 weeks before he was killed

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Probably a bad idea all round then.


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Yes, as already mentioned, the ones that could defend themselves get squishy on occasion and just about all cichlids like to play with and eat snails no matter the size.

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What kind of Cichlids. I had crayfish and none of them made it. I have one crab out of for *** well

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