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Old 09-08-2008, 10:37 AM   #1
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What support fish do you recommend?

I have an established tank now with two chiclids, i believe a male and a female, but i was wondering if i should get a support fish in there. what would you recommend that would stay out of their way?
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What knid of cichlids, what do you mean by support fish? What size tank?
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
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darn my response didnt go through. it is a 20 gallon tank with a male and a female kenyi chiclid. i am thinking about a fish to support the cleanliness of the tank.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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You could get a few snails. Is the water fresh or brackish? Don't know anything about that kind of cichlid.
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #6
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would snails be a better choice? ive heard that snails get out of control really easily...
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Old 09-10-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
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you can get certain ones that need at least 2 snails to breed. They will lay eggs but they will not be fertile. Now the trick is going to be getting the properly identified snail species and again you can only have 1 so that doesnt help you much. The other ones can get out of control.

I'm not sure you have many options

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You could get yourself some of the bigger shrimp. Ghost shrimp would probably be too small and end up as food, but there are some FW long armed shrimp that might do. I'm considering getting some blue shrimp for my Kribensis tank as soon as they come back in stock..
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Correct me if I'm wrong (as there's a VERY good chance I am) but I thought most cichlids ate snails?
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a smaller pleco like a bristlenose or some RCS would work
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