Question about Compatibility
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cichlids » Question about Compatibility

Question about Compatibility

This is a discussion on Question about Compatibility within the Cichlids forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Scalare Angelfish
Scalare Angelfish
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Question about Compatibility
Old 03-15-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
leeFX's Avatar
Question about Compatibility

So I have had my 55 (170 L??) gallon tank up and running for awhile now (well over a month) and so far only have a single Electric Blue "Ahli" cichlid. After searching Google for awhile I have gotten mixed results on what exactly an "Ahli" is.. is it this: Hemichromis bimaculatus or Sciaenochromis fryeri? Mine looks like the latter; Sciaenochromis fryeri but i'm still confused?

I was wondering what fish (cichlids of course) are compatible with an Electric Blue Ahli? And how many should I stock? I really like the look and idea of having a bright blue fish with a bright yellow fish; maybe a Yellow Lab?

Also; what's a good substrate for these guys? I need something sorta sandy almost.... the Ahli likes to bury himself/herself and I don't want it to get hurt. :)

Also forgot to say that I keep my water at 78F (~25C) and all my levels (pH, ammo, nitrate, nitrite, etc) are looking great thus far.

Last edited by leeFX; 03-15-2009 at 03:52 PM.. Reason: Forgot my Water Info
leeFX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
syrinx's Avatar
Hemichromis Bimaculatus is the Jewel Cichlid. Pet solutions put the wrong name on the Ahli page. Other than that I cant be much help as I dont know much about most Africans, I just know Jewels because they are usually kept with Americans.
syrinx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
You could put yellow labs in with the ahli since they are both Malawi, supposing of course that it is the Sciaenochromis fryeri the other one you post is not a Malawi so I do not know what would work as tankmates. General rule of thumb, try to keep fish that are native to the same lake/area together and not mix the lakes; at least as far as Afrcans are concerned.
jen13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compatibility Question La Reina Anabantids 2 12-19-2009 06:49 PM
Compatibility Question hulu Freshwater and Tropical Fish 14 12-18-2009 11:56 AM
Compatibility question conger Cichlids 2 01-30-2009 11:25 AM
Another Compatibility Question karaim Saltwater Fish 1 11-24-2008 08:32 PM
Compatibility Question Blade Cichlids 1 09-03-2007 09:17 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 AM.