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Butterfly Cichlid/Bolivian Ram
Old 07-03-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
 
Butterfly Cichlid/Bolivian Ram

I've done a bit or research on these beautiful fish and am aware they are mouthbrooders with quite a peaceful nature.

I'm setting up a new tank (shortly) and am going to be putting my angel fish in it. Will I be able to add some of these too? What other fish would you recommend?
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
 
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They are cichlids as well, so you will need to keep an eye on them, but I wouldn't suspect too much in the way of problems.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:14 PM   #3
 
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What is the size of the tank, Steff?:) Deep-bodied tetras will also make great tankmates for both cichlids.
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:47 AM   #4
 
It's 160 litres.

I have a community tank already, and another smaller one dedicated to guppies. Branching out and doing something different this time.
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:55 PM   #5
 
By butterfly cichlids, you mean bolivian rams? I'm confused. Rams aren't mouthbrooders. They're substrate spawners.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:36 AM   #6
 
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By butterfly cichlids, you mean bolivian rams?
I really hate how lfs often label them as both butterfly cichlids leading to a lot of confusion between these two well-known rams. Stick with the proper names, if not, scientific names to be more specific.

An excellent article by Lonewolfblue:
http://fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7785
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:57 AM   #7
 
Clearly LFS doesn't know everything!

He has got some very nice rams in though. Very tempting!
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Old 07-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #8
 
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Clearly LFS doesn't know everything!
It's good that you've found that out early.
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