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Old 01-18-2007, 09:08 PM   #1
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I am thinking about a second tank. my first is very flexible as a community tank. I was thinking of either cichlids or pirahna. I know there is a lot of discussion about cichlids but I don't see any general pitfall advice on getting started. I also want to know if anyone has pirahna. Would you recommend them?

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Re: pirahna

I've had a female Jaguar Cichlid for the past 2 years and she has got to be one of the most aggressive fish I've ever known. She has so much personality that one friend has nicknamed her "Tony Soprano"

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Pirahna are not a great idea unless your new tank is going to be HUGH - 150G +. Ditto for Red Bellied Pacu.
You can go to http://www.cichlid-forum.com to get info about different types of cichlids - again, most require a larger tank and there are compatibility issues, so you really need to do your research first. Lots of great info on that site.
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Old 01-19-2007, 07:06 AM   #4
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Central American Cichlids are my recommendation. I second the advice to go to www.cichlid-forum.com, look at the new world genus gallery. What size tank do you have in mind? A lot of you options depend on tank size.
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