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Old 04-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
 
new cichlids

Hi, I just bought 3 bright yellow small chiclids which were on sale at petco for less that 3 bux i already have a few mollies and neon tetras & platties in my 35g. Do the cichlids need real high ph? Any common issues or diseases I should be aware of? I'm not using any salt now, but should I?[/b]
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
 
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Old 04-28-2008, 06:34 AM   #3
 
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normally cichlids and the particular fish you have placed them with don,t get along very well. I would expect to see nipped fins and it is possible that tetras might begin disappearing.
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Old 04-28-2008, 08:39 PM   #4
 
Depending on the specie, that may have been a very bad choice. I agree with the statement above. Only some Cics are somewhat peaceful, but can and will exhibit cichlid behaivor.

Can we have some close-up shots?
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Old 04-28-2008, 11:39 PM   #5
 
Neons are going to end up as cichlids snacks, while the platys and mollies will end up becoming "punching bags" for the cichlids.

Shile it is true African Rift Lake cichlids prefer a hight pH and hard water in the wild, most seen in the lfs's are tank raised and acclimated to rather neutral condidtions.
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:03 AM   #6
 
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they look like yellow labs:

realy aggresive fish

good luck, when they get a little bigger they will raise heck in your tank
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Old 04-29-2008, 12:50 AM   #7
 
Yellow labs are not as aggressive as many other Rift Lake species. Most Haplochromines are much more aggressive.
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