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post #1 of 3 Old 09-29-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Laetacara curviceps--Flag cichlid

Can anyone give me their experiences with these guys? I'm thinking of getting one. Not a pair--just one. I find some cichlids are not aggressive when kept singly. At least, my Bolivian Ram and Krib aren't. I'd love to hear all the positives and negatives of this little fish.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-30-2013, 09:55 AM
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I know they do need a low pH range from 4- 7.5 so you would need to take this into account.

If this is for the 55g then I would be hesitant, given the fact it is a cichlid, even a mild one, it may be too much for the small platies and moillies.

I have never kept this fish but they do, do best in pairs or a small group.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

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

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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Thank you for your input, Tazman. I just read last night how someone's Curviceps was taking chunks out of his other fish. Maybe it was just that particular fish, but I'm not taking a chance, as I'm very attached to the fish I have. Thanks so much again.

10 gallon- 8 Harlequin Rasboras, 1 female betta.

20 gallonH - 1 Peacock Gudgeon, 2 Skunk Cories, 1 Sparkling Gourami. , one male betta, 2 nerite snails.

55 gallon - 3 Turquoise Rainbows, 1 Boesemani Rainbow, 2 Australian Rainbow, 4 Gold Dust mollies, 1 L. Dorsigera, 2 White Cloud Mountain Minnows, 1 Honey Gourami, 3 Cherry barb, 1 Koi Angelfish, 4 female betta.
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