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post #11 of 16 Old 11-27-2011, 11:37 AM
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You PM'd and asked for my input; as I've not kept this fish myself, and it is not in our profiles, I will refer you to some info:
Golden Wonder Panchax (Aplocheilus lineatus) - Seriously Fish

Sounds like this fish needs larger companions. Personally, I would look elsewhere.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 16 Old 11-27-2011, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Owell, Mina mentioned dwarf cichlids. Are there any you think would be best? From our profiles it seems boilvians or kribs would be best. Aquadivsor says other wise though.

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post #13 of 16 Old 11-27-2011, 12:05 PM
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Kribs are one of my favourite dwarfs. I currently keep all my breeding pairs (pulcher, 3 locales of Taenitus, sp aff suboccelatus, sacrimontis) In 15 gallon tanks with small schools of dither fish (White clouds, danios). I do this for breeding purposes but can say that they don't do well with others when it is time to spawn. I watched last night as my taenitus pair picked off one of the white clouds. I wouldn't suggest these in a community tank if you are going to keep males and females. In my 55 gallon high tech planted I keep a school of harlequins with a group of 3 discus. Near the bottom of the tank there is a trio of nanacara anomola ( A really nice dwarf if you can find one) and about 6 different morphs of the German Blue Rams. I would avoid the Bolivians as they get larger and if you have softer water the German Blue Rams should be doing just fine. They also give you lots of variety, you can get electric blue, the wild form, gold, long fins, electric gold (I think they may just call it that in my area), and balloon (many people like these but I don't support line breeding to get a deformed fish to breed true). The ever popular apistogramma cacatuoides lives in many of my community tanks as well and I would say it is well suited and very colorful.

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post #14 of 16 Old 11-27-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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I've read that blue rams are quite hard to keep. The cockatoo seem very nice.

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post #15 of 16 Old 11-27-2011, 12:24 PM
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there is the notion that they are hard to keep. We have a couple in our region that breeds them in our water. It is like liquid cement and ph of 7.9. I have kept a young group of 6 in the same paremeters at 76 degrees with small angels and corys and a mix of tetras (its my equivalent to the junk drawer except for all those extra fish I get) for well over a year without any issues. They like plants and often will spawn as soon as they are introduced to new water. You can see on my forums where people have gotten new rams to have them spawn within a day of introducing them to the tank and never again. In my experience I have not had problems with them beings sensitive. Just make sure that you are getting tank bred specimen as they are much much more hardy then the wild specimens

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post #16 of 16 Old 11-27-2011, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks I'll keep that inmind.

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