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Old 06-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Brichardis or Green Terror in a 55 gallon?

I need opinions ASAP! Both of these fish look amazing just dont no what to keep and i am planning to stock my 55 soon cause it is about done cycling.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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It depends. I've got my pair of terrors in a 55.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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How big are the GTs? Any pics? And would one work with a senegal bichir in a 55
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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Yeah you could green terrors I think. They are one of my favorite fish! But in the future you should consider getting a 75 gallon tank.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Yeah i plan on upgrading. Right now its impossible but i definitly can in about a year. I love the look of terrors. And has anyone kept brichardis? Any opinions of them?
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I've kept both and while neolamprologus brichardi are not the most colorful fish they are interesting in their own right. They develop a colony structure where the older siblings actually help guard and raise new fry, for this reason you'll have loads of them in no time since they breed like rabbits. They are the convicts of the old world cichlids. You'll actually have a hard time getting rid of them as well, they are fairly common and have little value to most LFS who have better success with bright colored fish from Lake Malawi.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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Good I would say go for the green terrors!
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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Ok well i will only keep one terror and hopefully with a senegal bichir. I want to do a delhezi but would that not fit?
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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Yeah im DONE with prolific breeding pairs of convicts. N. Brichardi are out.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:02 AM   #10
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I think one green terror would fit perfect in a 55
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:05 AM   #11
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I agree! For a while at least
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #12
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Yeah escpecially if you get one small.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:24 AM   #13
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I plan to get the sen/delhezi and terror at about 2.5 to 3 inches. What do i need to look for when purchasing one?
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #14
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If its in a tank with others make sure to pick one that doesn't look beat up. If its with others the dominant cichlid will be darker than the rest and he is usually in good shape.
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #15
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Ok because i want a male with great colors! Thanks! And what about my bichir problem. Delhezi or senegal?
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Yeah the dominant is the healthiest and almost always has the best colors. But I don't know much about bichirs. Sorry!
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:49 AM   #17
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Alright well ill start i new thread then on bichir ideas! Thanks again for tr help guys!
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