01-19-2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Tazman
Cichlids are rather interesting but yet take some time and plenty of research.
My 180G tank which has been established for a few years now, took several tries to get right. I have an all male Hap/Peacock setup, I had 5 spare tanks on hand when I was initially setting it up.
Research is also the way to go, I believe in it a lot. No point in getting a fish that will live an unhappy life in a tank not suitable for it.
Imagine yourself in their shoes and you get the point of doing research.
It's also a good way to pass the time when it's going to be a while before you can get what you're waiting for (did this with most critters since when I decided I wanted them, I couldn't do it right away. Also gives time to change your mind
Cichlids are fascinating. It's just most of them as I research wind up getting put in the "fascinating to read about and look at" file rather than the "I want!" file *shrug* Bolivian Rams and these guys, otoh, had me trying to figure out if I could work them into the current tank going up. But I'm kind of set on the pearl gouramis as the "display" fish, and the bottom's already kind of full of corys and pitbull plecos *sigh*