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Old 11-25-2012, 10:51 AM   #11
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My cichlids sure like to kill and eat things. Lol. I have a blue crawfish that will kill anything you put in there. I feed him rosy red minnows and it's really interesting to watch. I enjoy him. If you got a few of them (2 or 3 maximum) and let them grow up in the tank together and keep them well fed, i think you would really like them. I wish I had known that when I got mine. Now he is just a monster!
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Yeah I thought of that, but really like to keep my peacock eel.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #13
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Yeah I thought of that, but really like to keep my peacock eel.
Ahh. Yeah. That is a pretty cool fish. They had some the other day at my lfs. There aren't many cool things that can live with cichlids, but supposedly they can. I think that will be my next purchase! Hope you find the something cool that you're looking for.
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Ahh. Yeah. That is a pretty cool fish. They had some the other day at my lfs. There aren't many cool things that can live with cichlids, but supposedly they can. I think that will be my next purchase! Hope you find the something cool that you're looking for.
Yeah they are pretty cool.
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I don't have guppies, but are they good food for oscars? What do they eat? Some people say pellets, others say only live feeder fish?
I try to stay away from feeder fish. They can be disease factories. I feed my cichlids only NLS pellets and have done wonderfully for the past 3 years. The NLS really helps bring out colors and is really well balanced diet.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #16
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I try to stay away from feeder fish. They can be disease factories. I feed my cichlids only NLS pellets and have done wonderfully for the past 3 years. The NLS really helps bring out colors and is really well balanced diet.
^^^ this is really good advice. It's what I do for my cichlids and they're really healthy and happy.
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Oscars r awesome but need bigger than 40g
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Oscars, do they like plants how about peacock bass. Would they be fine with feeder guppies?
Oscars destroy light rooted plants... Guppies are okay(better)every once in a while if they are quarantined and have no disease. A 55g is good for an Oscar
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Ahh. Yeah. That is a pretty cool fish. They had some the other day at my lfs. There aren't many cool things that can live with cichlids, but supposedly they can. I think that will be my next purchase! Hope you find the something cool that you're looking for.
If the eel is big enough and you start with a small Oscar they should be fine together I did that and my Oscar lives with a rainbow shark now0-•
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Oscars destroy light rooted plants... Guppies are okay(better)every once in a while if they are quarantined and have no disease. A 55g is good for an Oscar
But he has a 40. N thats not big enough
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