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Old 06-05-2013, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, i'm mike and have done a little fish keeping in the past but i am now wanting to get a little bit more serious, i am no expert at all lol, as i say i have done a LITTLE in the past. i currently have a 48x18x12 tank and two smaller tanks 17x10x9 inch. in the larger tank i have 1 koi, 1 shubunkin, 2 tiger barbs, 3 corys, 2 guppies, 1 swordtail (lost the male) 2 gourami's and in the smaller tank i have swordtail fry and two plecos, the pleco's are only babies. i have many questions and will probably give you lot a headache haha so lets see how we get on thanks for reading
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Welcome tattoomick you wouldn't happen to be tattooed would you? Lol my passions are tats & tanks!
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:17 PM   #3
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hahaha i sure am and also do tatts. i have always been interested in fish so this time im gna give it a good go. i have tropical at the minute but only community fish and want to take a change even tho i have only had the communitys about a month lol
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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I feel ya, I had a community & just became uninterested in it & gave away a lot of them & bought a oscar fish. Best decision ever. This fish has more personality than any fish I've had. It also pushed me to upgrade once again & now I have 5 tanks lol my community fish just weren't exciting enough. An aggressive community would be interesting
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:55 PM   #5
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i really want to go cichlids but wouldnt know where to start? i am bored of the community already haha you want em :P was thinking an oscar aswell but they need be on there own dont they or are they ok in a pair?
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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It depends on the fish really.. some are more aggressive then others but there are some other cichlids that can go with them. With mine I'm gonna try to keep it as least complicated as possible so I'm not gonna risk having another oscar with him or other big fish. He will be in a 75 gal with my convict cichlid. Convicts are smaller but more aggressive so it equals out. There are so many beautiful cichlids. What size tank do you have? I'd just start researching & look for one that catches your eye & plan the tank around that.
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #7
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not a big enough tank for an oscar then lol only a measley 38 gallon. could i get a few cichlids in there? think thats the route im gna take for now and then get a huge tank for other fish or an oscar, i have a very large living room so its gna be full of tanks lol
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I have a 36 with a German blue ram & plan on adding a male to it. Also a couple cories & zebra danio. You should look into dwarf cichlids or apistos they are very colorful & stay between 2-4 inches.
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That's my German blue ram female. The males are much brighter
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thats a lovely fish, can you not have many of them in the same tank then? i am ideally looking for a well stocked tank to what it can handle and also do cichlids need salt in the water?
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