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Old 11-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #1
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Am looking in to get four new cichlids. What kind would go good together and make a nice fish family?
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Am looking in to get four new cichlids. What kind would go good together and make a nice fish family?
What size tank? You want SA or African?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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What size tank? You want SA or African?
I have a 20 gallon tank. I think I can only put 4 fish that tank. And I don't care what ever they sell at petsmart and will go good together!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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um id find a local fish store, you can have much larger selection that way.
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I have a 20 gallon tank. I think I can only put 4 fish that tank. And I don't care what ever they sell at petsmart and will go good together!
In that size tank I would stay with something like a bolivian ram or German Bly ram. They are great looking fish with tons of personality. You could do a group if four in that tank. Are you going to be putting in live plants? The pics are of bolivian rams. They are a little easier to keep than the German.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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In that size tank I would stay with something like a bolivian ram or German Bly ram. They are great looking fish with tons of personality. You could do a group if four in that tank. Are you going to be putting in live plants? The pics are of bolivian rams. They are a little easier to keep than the German.
Could you get these at a local pet store or no? "petsmart"
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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Could you get these at a local pet store or no? "petsmart"
I'm not sure about petsmart I only have petco around me probably same thing. I have seen them there before but I bought mine from a fish only LFS. Only place ill shop cus they actually know what they're talking about. But yes they are a pretty common fish usually between 5-10 dollars each depending on size and store
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:13 PM   #8
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They do carry them at petsmart. Remember that any rams like ph range to be 6.2 to 7. They can be sensitive to nitrate also so keeping the water nice and clean is your best bet!
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They do carry them at petsmart. Remember that any rams like ph range to be 6.2 to 7. They can be sensitive to nitrate also so keeping the water nice and clean is your best bet!
Are they on the petsmart website?
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Are they on the petsmart website?
I didn't see them under S.A. Cichlids. But I have
Seen them in all of the local petsmart in my area. Which is like 5 locations. I would say
If they don't have them in your local store. They should be able to order you Some.
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I didn't see them under S.A. Cichlids. But I have
Seen them in all of the local petsmart in my area. Which is like 5 locations. I would say
If they don't have them in your local store. They should be able to order you Some.
Thank you! Will go check next week.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #14
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For Malawian I suggest demasoni cichlids. Beautiful and awesome blues.
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For Malawian I suggest demasoni cichlids. Beautiful and awesome blues.
Not in a 20 gal.
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Now that you say that I do have 1 and she is very tiny and hides alot...my bad...I forgot about her....lol

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I did not read that he had a 20 gal but I think demasoni only get to 2 to 3 inches long, so a couple would be fine.
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I did not read that he had a 20 gal but I think demasoni only get to 2 to 3 inches long, so a couple would be fine.
My demasoni is at least 4 inches long. IMO I wouldn't keep mbunas in anything less that a 4 ft tank.
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My demasoni is at least 4 inches long. IMO I wouldn't keep mbunas in anything less that a 4 ft tank.
I think mine is actually the giant demasoni. Get bigger than midnight demasoni does.
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I did not read that he had a 20 gal but I think demasoni only get to 2 to 3 inches long, so a couple would be fine.
demasoni are some of the most aggresive cichlids and in a 20 that would be catastrophic, please realise that this idea will utimatly make the fish die. A group of rams or a pair of kribensis, apisto, ect... would be the ops best bet
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