Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Cichlid Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-18-2005, 03:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
going with dwarf cichlids

I made some changes today. I traded in my 4 cories from my oak 29 gallon tank and my 4 bleeding heart tetras from my black 29 gallon tank.
(See signature).

I want to put a male kribensis in my black 29 gallon and a pair of Anomolachromis thomasi in the oak tank.

Anyone know how available the dwarf cichlid Anomolachromis thomasi is? What is the common name for this dwarf cichlid?

Any other ideas for dwarf cichlids? The apistos I see advertised are expensive and we don't see them much here anyway.
__________________

__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Re: going with dwarf cichlids

Quote:
Originally Posted by dax29
I
Anyone know how available the dwarf cichlid Anomolachromis thomasi is? What is the common name for this dwarf cichlid?
Avaialbility in your area I cannot guess at, but they are commonly called 'African Butterfly cichlids'.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dax29
Any other ideas for dwarf cichlids? The apistos I see advertised are expensive and we don't see them much here anyway.
Apistos are the way to go, though....not much outstrips a nice, triple red male caucatoides or a coloured-up male borelli.

OK, execpt for mebbe a nice blue ram.
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg aborellii1.jpeg (47.6 KB, 30 views)
__________________

__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 04:45 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
Gosh what a fish! Is that your fish?

The thing about apistos are that they are often sold in pairs and I want ot avoid the aggression assocated with spawning.
__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 08:55 PM   #4
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by dax29
Gosh what a fish! Is that your fish?
No, I have a pair, but that one belongs to a fellow I know.
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 09:02 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
I dont think he can fit a camera and his head between his tanks to take a picture! ROFL!!
Do you eat outside??
__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 09:25 PM   #6
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenmagi
I dont think he can fit a camera and his head between his tanks to take a picture! ROFL!!
It wouldn't matter... I am an appalling photographer at the best of times anyway.

Quote:
Do you eat outside??
Occassionally....I do have a massive maple 12' x 4' dining table. :P
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 09:32 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 6,015
Send a message via AIM to greenmaji
Quote:
Originally Posted by Toirtis
It wouldn't matter... I am an appalling photographer at the best of times anyway.
That is a pitty.. I think we would all love to see pictures of your tanks!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toirtis
Occassionally....I do have a massive maple 12' x 4' dining table. :P
That sounds SWEET!
__________________
greenmaji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 09:49 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
gheitman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Posts: 1,260
Send a message via MSN to gheitman Send a message via Yahoo to gheitman
I highly recommend some of the dwarf cichlids from South America. I recently acquired some checkerboard cichlids and German blue rams. I already have some dwarf cockatoo apistos.
__________________
Gene Heitman - 12 tanks (11 freshwater and 1 saltwater), 206 gallons, 20+ species of fish/shrimp/snails, 52+ species of plants ... 10 years ago I just wanted 1 tank with some fish
gheitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2005, 10:35 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tifton Ga
Posts: 660
okay I'm impressed

Well I've been looking at the apistos and such on the web and I'm impressed. I've known about these for some time but I've never seen them, much. I saw a couple of the cockatoos on one of my trips. I'd like to get a couple of cockatoos, or some other apisto but they all seem so pricy. Liveaquaria.com sells them in pairs. So I assume a pair is necessary for the proper well being of the fish in general. My lfs doesn't carry them but may get some in sometime, I think.

Will these do okay with either Bolivian rams (and I'll bet they don't) or my flag (curviceps) cichlids. I'm still thinking of getting a male krib and putting it in one of these tanks as well.
__________________
dax29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2005, 01:40 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: north idaho
Posts: 470
Send a message via AIM to megladonsharky Send a message via MSN to megladonsharky Send a message via Yahoo to megladonsharky
Anomolachromis thomasi are a good choice..lol.. I found out they are not a common species in the states ... So far I have learned that curviceps, orange hatchets and shellies are good tank mates as well as some rainbow species... I am eagerly waiting my twos arrival maybe I will get three
__________________
two gallon with 16 gph filter with live plants and a female betta named Meloday

3-4 gallon with 80gph ... Planted lightly three white clouds ( Birtha Clara and Delila) and some snails (mainly melodys snacks)

9 gallon with 130gph , heated with male betta (Trafalger RIP)Kaden ( a male betta)has moved in, pygmy cory (MaMa) , pitbull pleco(Metal), three preacox rainbows( Annabel, Glitter and Mondo) and various snails...
megladonsharky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2005, 06:05 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
gheitman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Posts: 1,260
Send a message via MSN to gheitman Send a message via Yahoo to gheitman
I've never kept apistos with either Bolivian rams or dwarf flag cichlids. I suspect they will do fine with the latter because those are generally pretty well behaved. I think fish stores prefer to sell apistos in pairs because they are hard to get in stock on a regular basis.
__________________

__________________
Gene Heitman - 12 tanks (11 freshwater and 1 saltwater), 206 gallons, 20+ species of fish/shrimp/snails, 52+ species of plants ... 10 years ago I just wanted 1 tank with some fish
gheitman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cichlid, cichlids, dwarf, dwarf cichlid, ich

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dwarf cichlids LikesFish Cichlid Discussion 2 04-07-2009 09:31 PM
Dwarf Cichlids Steven A Cichlid Discussion 4 12-27-2005 03:15 AM
dwarf cichlids for 55 mark shirah Cichlid Discussion 2 08-26-2005 05:44 PM
dwarf cichlids not eating medge00 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 2 02-20-2005 12:34 AM
Dwarf Cichlids mitche8359 Cichlid Discussion 11 01-22-2003 08:27 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.