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Old 03-04-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
 
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cichlids and gouramis

are there any cichlids that can be kept, peacefully, with a variety of gouramis
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #2
 
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Depends. Some of the small dwarf cichlids from South America might work with certain gourami species. Generally it is not recommended, as the gourami and cichlid males are territorial and aggressive.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #3
 
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okay cheers, what about african cichlids I wan a labidochromis
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
 
Bolivian Ram is one. Read the cichlid profiles under the menu above. Look at the temperament section for each species. There are at least a few ciclids that are compatible with gouramis.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
 
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thanks guys I really wanna get a labidichromis when I get rid of my balloon mollies
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
 
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I looked at the characteritics and it says that Electric yellows are generally okay to be put into a community tank. Looks like Ill be getting one this weekend.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #7
 
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I looked at the characteritics and it says that Electric yellows are generally okay to be put into a community tank. Looks like Ill be getting one this weekend.
Where does it say that? I'd bet they mean in a rift lake cichlid community, not in a general community tank.

Any of the cichlids from the rift lakes are best only with other cichlids from those lakes, and that doesn't mean any cichlids either.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #8
 
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my cousin has them in a communal tank and they are harmless. I dislike it when people say you cant mix fish. every person has a different personality, so does every fish.yes some species may be more aggressive but every electric yellow that I have seen is peaceful
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #9
 
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my cousin has them in a communal tank and they are harmless. I dislike it when people say you cant mix fish. every person has a different personality, so does every fish.yes some species may be more aggressive but every electric yellow that I have seen is peaceful
The water parameters are different for one thing.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:21 PM   #10
 
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true, but africans are really hardy
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