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post #1 of 12 Old 11-23-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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What are the best bottom feeders to go with 2 cichlids in a 180 gallon?

would love something colorful
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post #2 of 12 Old 11-23-2013, 05:35 PM
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What are the two cichlids?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-23-2013, 05:37 PM
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A large school of cories or some reasonable sized plecos would do well depending on your water and the type of cichlids you keep. BWG made an incredible "shopping list" on another thread of plecos.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-23-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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What are the two cichlids?
I have a Synipsulum and an electric blue Jack Dempsey
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-23-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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A large school of cories or some reasonable sized plecos would do well depending on your water and the type of cichlids you keep. BWG made an incredible "shopping list" on another thread of plecos.
What is considered "large"?
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post #6 of 12 Old 11-23-2013, 11:34 PM
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I would go with a group of blue Botia, aka red tailed loaches. Larger and MUCH more personality and action to watch, plus they have the temperament to put up with JDs and other more aggressive cichlids.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-24-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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I would go with a group of blue Botia, aka red tailed loaches. Larger and MUCH more personality and action to watch, plus they have the temperament to put up with JDs and other more aggressive cichlids.
I heard they get really large. A group of them might be overwhelming.
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I heard they get really large. A group of them might be overwhelming.
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Appropriate for your really large tank.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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I heard they get really large. A group of them might be overwhelming.
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They only get about 6inches. You'll need a big enough fish to put up with your JD. A group of them would be great for 180g tank.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-24-2013, 09:56 PM
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Agree, a 180g tank is plenty of room for a group of them. Ideally you want to get them bigger or the same size as the JD when you purchase them, this will prevent the JD seeing them as food possibly.

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

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