02-24-2011, 11:51 PM
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Right now the two of them are in an 8 gallon biocube. I plan on moving them to a 15 gallon (24 in. long) tank when I know if they are a pair or not. I really don't want to breed these.
My desire to put something else in with them came from how they changed when I took out their tankmates.
I had 2 honey gourami in with them before I knew they were cichlids (they were sold to me by mistake). They were quite brave and eager to find food when the honeys were in with them. I took the honeys out (and put them into a larger community tank) because the mulites were beating them out of food and chasing them a little. Now by themselves the multies hide most of the time. I thought with a "dither" fish in there perhaps I'd get to see them more, like I did when they had the honeys there as what I think were dither fish to them. I thought I'd wait until spring to move them to the 15 gallon, thinking by then I should know if they are a pair. I've had them since Dec. 1, 2010. With the honeys out of there I've slowly raised the PH and added some cichlid salt and a few shells now that I know what they are.
What do you think?