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Old 12-25-2011, 01:18 PM   #11
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you shouldnt mix a firemouth and mbuna. the mbuna are a lot more aggressive and will kill him
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Yes, I also agree that one should never mix firemouth and mbuna, otherwise one would definitely die.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:59 PM   #13
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you shouldnt mix a firemouth and mbuna. the mbuna are a lot more aggressive and will kill him
They actually get along really well they even share the same cave I haven't seen them showing any aggression towards eachother so far and they been living together for about 2 months now their about 3 inch long if I see any fights breaking out il remove one immediately but they seem happy so far maybe I'm lucky
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Your F8 Puffer is not fully freshwater. I would rehome it immediately.

You need to seperate your African cichlids and firemouth ASAP. Generally with cichlids you really don't want to mix continents. There's also a big difference between what type of water they want and their aggression levels. It may turn ugly.

I don't think your angel could survive in a tank where there is a possibility of two aggressive species going at each other. I would rehome him and give him to your brother.

What kind of sucker fish are they? Can you post a picture?
Ok il give the angel fish to my brother in law il do the research on wot types of water the firemouth needs but so far so good with eachother but if it starts to get aggressive I shal remove the firemouth straight away or if it needs diffrent conditions, I was told they wer aloud together but obviously I been misinformed thanks very much for your help guys!!!
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Ok il give the angel fish to my brother in law il do the research on wot types of water the firemouth needs but so far so good with eachother but if it starts to get aggressive I shal remove the firemouth straight away or if it needs diffrent conditions, I was told they wer aloud together but obviously I been misinformed thanks very much for your help guys!!!
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Firemouth cichlids (Thorichthys meeki) are native to Central America. They occur in rivers of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, south through Belize and into northern Guatemala. Their natural habitat is typically shallow, slow-moving, often turbid, water with a pH of 6.5 - 8.0. It has also been reported to live in underground cave systems. As fish with a tropical distribution, firemouth cichlids live in warm water with a temperature range of 23–30 °C (75–86 °F). The common name, firemouth, is derived from the bright orange-red colouration on the underside of the jaw. Males in particular flare out their gills, exposing their red throats, in a threat display designed to ward off male rivals from their territory. Like most cichlids, brood care is highly developed; this species is an egg-layer. Firemouth cichlids form monogamous pairs and spawn on flattened surfaces of rocks, leaves or submerged wood. Breeding males are primarily responsible for territorial defense, while females are more intensively involved in raising the fry, though both parents lead the fry in search of food. Firemouth cichlids are omnivorous and opportunistic in their feeding strategies. Sexual dimorphism is present, though limited in this species. Males are generally larger, (up to 15 cm), than females, have brighter and more red colouration around the throat, and have more pointed dorsal and anal fins. Firemouths are suitable for community aquaria, though they may become aggressive to other members of its species during spawning.
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Hi,

Your F8 Puffer is not fully freshwater. I would rehome it immediately.

You need to seperate your African cichlids and firemouth ASAP. Generally with cichlids you really don't want to mix continents. There's also a big difference between what type of water they want and their aggression levels. It may turn ugly.

I don't think your angel could survive in a tank where there is a possibility of two aggressive species going at each other. I would rehome him and give him to your brother.

What kind of sucker fish are they? Can you post a picture?
In captivity, figure 8 puffers require a 15 US gallon tank with temperatures between 24°C and 28°C. They are sensitive to nitrites and nitrates and must be introduced into a fully cycled aquarium. Over-filtration is recommended. Water pH will reflect the brackish environment to which these fish are best suited; the addition of marine salt will buffer the pH to a range between 7.8 and 8.3. A salinity of between 1.005 and 1.008 specific gravity (S.G.) has been found to increase the lifespan of this species to as long as 15 years. However, this fish is found in fresh water in the wild.
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