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post #1 of 15 Old 07-02-2012, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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firemouth tank mates??

Iv set up another tank :) ...tank 4
Im wanting firemouths. The tank is 4 ft by 2ft by 2ft what fish will happily live with them :):):)
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-02-2012, 07:53 PM
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Wow thats over 90 gallons! There are alot of things you can keep with them ,but rember firemouth temperment is not the same for ever firemouth. I keep mind in a 75 gallon planted with rainbows,swordtails,2 keyhole cichlids,and a school of pictus with everthing going very well in my tank so far. I have also seen firemouths kept with other SA cichlids like green terrors,key holes,and convicts in a SA cichlid community. You could do somthing like that if you really love cichlids. Silver dollars go well with firemouths if you don't have plants (never kept them my self).
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-09-2012, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Yh its custom made ...i was thinking firemouths convicts and sum bristlenose and maybe sum larger tetras ?? :):):)
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post #5 of 15 Old 07-09-2012, 08:17 AM
I would say celestial pearls are out. I kinda like Black neons.
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Yh black neons are a good size also Congo terra or even swordtails :):):)
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Yh black neons are a good size also Congo terra or even swordtails :):):)
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I would only try the larger characins, and Black Neons do not fit this description. Congos have the size, but this is a very active fish, and if you read the Firemouth profile it mentions how shy these fish are, so boistrous tankmates is not a good match.

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post #8 of 15 Old 07-13-2012, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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What other large tetras could you recommend ...i work in a pet shop so I can get them in :):):)
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What other large tetras could you recommend ...i work in a pet shop so I can get them in :):):)
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Consider Bleeding Heart Tetra, Diamond Tetra, Silver Dollar. Only thinking size here, and level of activity. Check the profiles for other issues; fin nipping might come up, which is why I don't recommend a couple of others. The larger rasbora might also work.

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