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
Leopold Angelfish
Leopold Angelfish
Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid
Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Question about Compatibility
Old 03-15-2009, 04:47 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. :)

-edit-
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 04:52 PM.. Reason: Forgot my Water Info
leeFX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2009, 10:29 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, 09:38 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
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compatibility Question La Reina Anabantids 2 12-19-2009 07:49 PM
Compatibility Question hulu Freshwater and Tropical Fish 14 12-18-2009 12:56 PM
Compatibility question conger Cichlids 2 01-30-2009 12:25 PM
Another Compatibility Question karaim Saltwater Fish 1 11-24-2008 09:32 PM
Compatibility Question Blade Cichlids 1 09-03-2007 10:17 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:03 AM.