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Old 06-29-2011, 09:49 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Christople View Post
They were referring to the name of the person not the fish
Yea sorry for the confusion. 7" is a bit of a stretch for firemouths. Males top out at around 6" and females4-5" and that's including their fin trailers. I do agree there are better options but firemouthi are not that bad givin its a 55 gallon and its a solo fish. In my noob days I had a meeki coexist well with an angel, some black skirt tetras, bleeding heart tetras, and cory catfish in a 29. Every cichlid is different which is why I said try it if he really wants a firemouth. Heck I have seen red devils coexist with platties and mollies.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:47 PM   #12
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i have seen some geo's that i liked but i dont really remember the name it was some tapajos red head idk would that be compatible, or at least could you name some more common geos that could work in my tank?
Red Striped Eartheater (Geophagus Surinamensis )

Pearl Cichlid (Geophagus Brasiliensis)

Red Hump Eartheater (Geophagus steindachneri)

Oiapoque Eartheater (Geophagus camopiensis)
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:28 PM   #13
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^ A comment about eartheaters. People keep them as they want but they usually prefer to be kept in a large groups. Keeping a eartheater by itself would be like keeping a frontosa or mbuna by itself. It just isn't what I would recommend. Except for the 'pearl cichlid". They are a bit different and I would keep that guy by himself if you got him but they get quite big and can be a bit on the aggressive side.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:18 AM   #14
I had a firemouth in my 35 gallon b4, about 3 inches long with a variety of tetras and rainbows and he would chase my fish around a lot and nip at them so i ended up returning him. Then again u have a 55 gal so if u buy him small he might be ok, you might want to go with a dwarf cichlid instead like a geo or pair of german rams or kribs.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #15
I like kribs and I have a pair that is guarding there like week old fry for a while.
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