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Old 09-18-2013, 12:35 AM   #1
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Going to buy fish thursday

Going to buy fish thursday so today is research day! So background. I have a 36 gallon bowfront tank. Sand bottom with some cool aquascaping (I have a cliff!) I am doing low light plants but for some reason seem to be having issues.... nevermind that. it will work out. I tried german blue rams but I am too busy to keep up with the water change schedule... ok so maybe lazy.... besides the point.
Stocking wise I already have:
2 African Leaf Fish (NOT bush fish)
1 banjo cat
1 bristlenose pleco

What I want (in addition to what I have):
1 peacock eel
and a cichlid.

The cichlid is what Im struggling with. I am stuck between keyholes and bolivian rams (I actually wanted a couple super colorful ones but most of those are too mean)
If I can do a group of say 4 bolivians then I would probably be pretty good stocking wise. If I got 2 keyholes i would want a schooling fish like buenos aires tetras or something.

So what are the thoughts of the community?

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Old 09-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hey Im buying fish tomorrow so I need advice today! Lol
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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Id go with the rams.. maybe just two. Not sure how 4 would get along. Ill leave that someone else. But go with rams!
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #4
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the only thing i would be worried about, is the eel quickly outgrowing the rams and possibly try to eat them. are you talking about macrognathus siamensis or macrognathus aculeatus?
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #5
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Ok so try bolivians. I like them alot anyway i would like to try at least 4 though.
Um as far as the eel... Im not sure. The LFS calls them yellow tails or something like that. I am pretty sure they are peacocks. If you just tell me what species wouod be ok I will look for it. I just want an eel not a specific species of eel.
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um as far as i know the peacocks do not get that big maybe 10 inches max
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um as far as i know the peacocks do not get that big maybe 10 inches max
Alright. I will probably wait on those as I need more hiding places. Do they get along with their own?
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i have them in a group of 5 for some reason they like to stay together a lot
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