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post #1 of 6 Old 10-28-2010, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Albino Oscar, a Parrot, a Red Devil, and a Striped Raphael Catfish. They all live in my 55 gallon Marineland Aquarium. I am new to all of this but I am really interested in this hobby so any tips are welcome. Thanks!
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-29-2010, 12:12 AM
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welcome aboard....a large cichlid tank huh...nice...see yah around the forum...

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-29-2010, 05:54 AM
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Wow, that is a lot of cichlids for 1 55 gallon tank! Haven't I seen this configuration before? Wasn't this in another thread?

Anyways, that seems like just to many cichlids in one tank. I would be worried about that red devil (they are called red devils for a reason!). If you are going to keep all those fish, you need a bigger tank imo. Good luck with your cichlids! Hope this helps!

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-29-2010, 11:41 AM Thread Starter
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Getting Rid of the Red Devil

Yea I am getting rid of the Red Devil. It is getting beyonds aggressive
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-29-2010, 01:18 PM
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hello and welcome.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-01-2010, 04:28 PM
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Hi, and welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.


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Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

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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