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post #1 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 05:24 AM Thread Starter
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Hello my name is Harvest Moon (legally) but you can call me Harvey. I've been hobby for about 5 years now, And my favored fish are South and central American cichlids. Nice to meet everyone.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 08:05 AM
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Well hello and welcome! I'd prefer not to say my name online...But Sylver, Red or Asc is fine for my short. =)

Cichlids are nice fish indeed! I love watching them.

I've only REALLY been in the hobby for about four years or so now, but I've always had fish, usually betta and guppies, or aquatic frogs or turtles since I was about five or six years old...the reason I say I haven't been in the HOBBY that long is because I didn't know there was that much knowledge out there about them, or even that much to do with pet fish! I took very good care of my babies of course, as well as I could with only basic knowledge and they all did well with me, but I've broadened my horizons over the last few years and really got into it.

My favorite fish is the common Molly. I just can't help myself, I also have a thing for most livebearers(platies, endlers, guppies and swordtails as well), but my favorite of the group is the Molly, though the platy is a close second. It's a common fish a lot of people aren't as fond of(I've had people tell me my tank is full of common fish and I should go for other things....Meh, I like what I like!), but I sure do love them!
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Actually I'm also quite fond of mollies especially balloon belly's.20140130_084812.jpg20140130_084819.jpg20140130_084814.jpg excuse the foggy water i just added new sand for my corys.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 10:19 PM
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Cichlids are pretty hard fish to take care of. I had a friend who's betta got eaten by a cichlid.

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Why did your friend have a betta with a cichlid? and there not so hard once you learn about them, very intelligent fish. My Jack Dempsey is 5 years old now.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-30-2014, 11:26 PM
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I see.
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post #7 of 8 Old 01-31-2014, 12:57 AM
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Aheh...yeah, you can't keep cichlids with bettas, that was bound to happen eventually. ^^;

Depends on the type how difficult they can be, and also on your own knowledge and what work you're willing to do.

I knew someone who had the bumblebee cichlids. Had them for about five years(six of them in his 75 gal), and then suddenly one went nuts and tried to kill everyone like it had rabies or something...and succeeded in most cases. We're not sure...what exactly happened there. Cichlids can be very aggressive though, but are usually perfectly well behaved, nice fish, if kept in the right tank sizes with a proper group, pair or single...with proper tankmates, and hiding that can stand up to their tantrums and "Redecorating." lol

Ah, nice little mollies, I just love them. I was never big on the potbellies/balloons myself, they're so inbred for the effect they have too many health issues, or are at a higher risk of them anyways. But you have some pretty ones. I used to have a couple red ones and a few orange ones, gave them to my cousin since I just couldn't...bring myself to breed more of the poor things.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-31-2014, 08:23 AM
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hello and warm welcome.
i hope you enjoy your stay here with us.
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