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Old 08-02-2011, 10:55 PM   #11
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Neolamprolongus brevis is the species I am referring to, they are very mild mannered for african cichlids and live in monogamus pairs. They will attempt to protect the area directly around their shell but if challenged will generally choose to flee rather than fight. They would do well with german rams as the generally inhabit different areas of the tank.
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Those are nice species of fish everyone mentioned! I dont currently have a good enough setup to raise fry nor the money to buy one. I will keep that in mind when looking for the fish for this tank. There is a fish store in lancaster, pa that sells rams but I read that they were not the hardiest of fish and I am still a beginner.
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Neolamprolongus brevis is the species I am referring to, they are very mild mannered for african cichlids and live in monogamus pairs. They will attempt to protect the area directly around their shell but if challenged will generally choose to flee rather than fight.
I was making a broad statement about shellies not narrowing it down to a single species/genus. As with everything there is always exceptions to the rules.

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They would do well with german rams as the generally inhabit different areas of the tank.
I am going to have to disagree with this , As a rule of thumb cichlids from different continents should not be mixed to do differences in aggression, dietary and water parameter needs. Rams and Shellies both occupy the bottom of the tank and will defend their territory when spawning.
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