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Old 06-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Large Peaceful SA Cichlids

As you can probably guess by the title, I'm looking for reccomendations of SA cichlids that can go in a community 55-75g. I'm hoping to have these large guys, in addition to a pair of rams. So far my ideas I have found are: Keyhole Cichlids, Rainbow Cichlids, Cupid Cichlids, Firemouths, and Geophagus sp. 'orange head'. Also, this will be a planted tank, so last few probable wont go along as well.

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Old 06-20-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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Cleithracara maronii (keyhole)
Aequidens pulcher (blue acara, their temperament varies)
Krobia xinguensis (hard to find, but an awesome species, had to sell mine when I moved)
Biodotema cupido, wavrinii
Guianacara stergiosi (or any other guianacara, these do like to dig a bit so iffy)
Cryptoheros sajica, cutteri, spilurus (again, diggers)
Pterophyllum scalare, altum (angelfish)
Symphysodon heckel (discus)

Steer clear of bocourti, severums, uaru, and other gentle giant species, they typically are extremely herbivorous.
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Most of my fish are dwarfs from SA but I do have Geo's and Angels and some other's and Geo's are quite interesting fish. I wasn't sold on them til I snagged a bag of 8 Steindachneri and 8 Tapajo's II for $40 which was a steal and they are now some of my favorite fish. They are so cool to watch.
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Heros severum
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Keyhole cichlids have been very community friendly in my experience.
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Old 06-21-2014, 09:09 AM   #6
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Heros severum
It's a planted tank, Severums will eat basically all plants, which is why I said to avoid those in my previous post
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My keyholes devoured my crypts!
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #8
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I've never heard of keyholes eating plants, and I know many that keep them in planted tanks. You musta just had the exceptions lol
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Thabks for all the ideas so far everyone!

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