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Old 02-13-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
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SA cichlid as centerpiece

I have a albino bichir (that wot get over 8 inches) a leaf fish and 2 Bolivian rams. I want to add a nice big SA cichlid as my center piece. It's a 40 gallon bow front. Here r my thoughts

2-3 peacock cichlid
1 Polleni cichlid
1 green Texas cichlid
1 electric blue acii
Any other suggestions
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1 red devil or red parrot. Maybe a severum.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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Ok thx I'll look into it
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What happened to your 2 pictus cats?
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Anyone else have any ideas open to all!!!
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:02 PM   #6
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What happened to your 2 pictus cats?

I moved them to my friend as people said I had to many bottom feeders
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I moved them to my friend as people said I had to many bottom feeders
I can't recommend anything as i don't know too much about SA. Josh7 would be able to help you more
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The only problem I have with the red devil is that it gets that huge bump on it's head which I think is freaky any thing else?
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I have a albino bichir (that wot get over 8 inches) a leaf fish and 2 Bolivian rams. I want to add a nice big SA cichlid as my center piece. It's a 40 gallon bow front. Here r my thoughts

2-3 peacock cichlid
1 Polleni cichlid
1 green Texas cichlid
1 electric blue acii
Any other suggestions
The closest SA in this list is the Herichthys carpinte that is CA. I would not recommend these with rams as they would just be eaten. also the rest are African and the Polleni is Madagascar.
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The closest SA in this list is the Herichthys carpinte that is CA. I would not recommend these with rams as they would just be eaten. also the rest are African and the Polleni is Madagascar.

What do u suggest then
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1 red devil or red parrot. Maybe a severum.
Red devil needs a 75 and parrot and severum at least a 4ft tank.
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How bout peacock chic lids or those won't be good with my stock(
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What do u suggest then
Maybe a Keyhole cichlid I wouldn't go with anything to big or aggressive.
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How bout peacock chic lids or those won't be good with my stock(
Im no good with Africans but I dont suggest mixing sa/ca and Africans. I would let some one else advise on the peacocks
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Maybe a Keyhole cichlid I wouldn't go with anything to big or aggressive.

Well the reason I'm going with the cichlids is because there the most colorful fish which my mom wants. So is there any thing that would fit in the maybe some peacocks or how bout a fire mouth or no
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Well the reason I'm going with the cichlids is because there the most colorful fish which my mom wants. So is there any thing that would fit in the maybe some peacocks or how bout a fire mouth or no
Fire mouth may work but again i dont know if the rams would be ok with him.
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Fire mouth may work but again i dont know if the rams would be ok with him.

Ok I'll look into them more
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also wait for some others to respond there are other sa/ca that dont get too big for your tank and are not to aggressive.
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Could I mix zebra obliquidens with my fish ik there African but there gorg
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Could I mix zebra obliquidens with my fish ik there African but there gorg
Yes if you want all your other fish dead
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