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post #11 of 14 Old 02-10-2010, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
apologies i've not been on for a few days... yes I know about the goldfish.. it was a kinda emergency and so far they are still there......

Here is a pic of my krib like fish - The ones with the blue markings I'm not sure of as there are kribs in shot...............)

I also got my plecs out - it was actually quite easy (suprisingly! lol)
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-10-2010, 10:34 PM
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Those look like Jewel cichlids.

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-10-2010, 10:56 PM
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Those look like Jewel cichlids.
i'll agree...hemichromis bimaculatus (jewel cichlid). i've got one myself. if you end up with a breeding pair, watch out, they get really mean when breeding and won't get along with any other fish.
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In my experience, they get really mean regardless of spawning. I wouldn't call them community-friendly fish and would suggest that they fare best with moderately aggressive American cichlids.

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