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Old 12-13-2021, 12:15 PM   #1
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Cichlid vs Bgk

I have a 4-5" bgk and a 2.5-3 cichlid. The cichlid is very aggressive can the bgk handle himself and who will grow quicker?

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Old 01-08-2022, 01:04 AM   #2
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Yeah not sure this was a good pair the little chiclid is ubsessed with my much bigger black ghost knife and taken his tunnel over and won't let him in. He wants to chase him all the time.
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My knife trying to hide, going to give it couple more days to see if it works itself out. They were fine together for weeks. Now the cichlid wants every hole, tunnel, cave from any fish. My gosh he's become ocd.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-17-2022, 10:17 PM   #4
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My knife trying to hide, going to give it couple more days to see if it works itself out. They were fine together for weeks. Now the cichlid wants every hole, tunnel, cave from any fish. My gosh he's become ocd.Attachment 322624


What kind of cichlid?
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I don't know what kind of cichlid it is but the bgk is a very sensitive fish and can't handle the stress so I would move the cichlid if you can.
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:23 PM   #6
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Yes I actually couldn't take it, I moved the African cichlid out that same day. Then I felt bad for my cichlid by himself. So I got 2 more similar size. But they fight amongst themselves. I guess he would've been happy alone.
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They've calmed down a little, my question is do they ever mellow out? Mine are juvenile and one dominates every cave in the tank. I'm hoping they do so I can re-introduce to my community tank.
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I think the older the cichlid gets the more dominant he'll become and will bully your bgk sadly.
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