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post #1 of 3 Old 05-31-2010, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Bolivian Ram or Dwarf Cichlid

i can't really decide on which fish to get?

should i get them in pairs?

other fish suggestions that are better than Bolivian Ram or Dwarf Cichlid or any other Cichlid

Community fish able to live with neon tetras and guppies

the tank is 29 gallon
plz give me the names or links

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-31-2010, 02:42 PM
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Most cichlids are going to attack your tetra's, I dont beleive the Rams are as agressive though

5 gallon
3 MTS(sure to be mean more soon)

55 gallon
Bloat who is a Fahaka puffer
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-31-2010, 06:13 PM
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Most (but not all) of the dwarf cichlids (which includes both "Ram" species) make fine community fish provided the tetras, etc are not too small (as in fry).

The Bolivian Ram is one of the mildest dwarf cichlids. Check out the fish profile [click on the shaded name, that takes you to the specific profile].

Some of the other dwarf cichlids prefer warmer water, and warmer than neon tetras prefer, so that has to be kept in mind when considering other fish. Most of these should be kept one male to two females, though some are fine in a pair. One issue is that many of the dwarf cichlids are wild caught and thus fussy over water parameters (hardness and pH). As the profile of the Bolivian notes, it is more adaptable.


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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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