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JazDaemon 02-20-2008 06:55 PM

Stocking suggestions pls
 
Hi guys and gals,

Getting a 32 gal hex tomorrow. I know hexs aren't best but I got a great deal on it...comes with hood/light, wood stand, filter, heater, conditioners and even flakes for 50$ !

The wife likes cichlids and their colors. We saw electric yellows, JD's and she was fond of em. Now I know JD's is a bad idea and I didn't hear good things about the yellows.

What smaller size cics would be a good idea and could we do a small community with this tank?

Pleco_stomus 02-20-2008 06:58 PM

prolly convicts or firemouth meeki's. iam no expert but those are a place to start. :D

Cody 02-20-2008 07:02 PM

Kribs and Rams are nice additions. Both are Dwarf Cics and get very colorful. Rams are more peaceful. Both can be kept with others of the same specie, but be careful around breeding time. They will get very aggresive as will any cic.

willow 02-20-2008 07:04 PM

i thought about that mix too. :)

Pleco_stomus 02-20-2008 07:07 PM

german blue rams are quite beautiful, tho you need a pair of em for them to be in their best.

Cody 02-20-2008 07:15 PM

I think 2 pairs of Rams (which means 2 males, 2 females, not 4 rams) should do nicely in that.

JazDaemon 02-20-2008 07:40 PM

thanks for your quick replies!

Unfortunately I dont think I have seen any of those you mentioned at my LFS. Could probably order some...

Any other suggestions?

willow 02-20-2008 07:43 PM

if you tank is 18 or more inches deep you could have Angel fish,
how are you going to cycle the tank ?

JazDaemon 02-20-2008 08:07 PM

bio spira to be delivered from foster on friday. I am going to put some of the gravel from my cycled tank aswell.

tank is 25'' high

Seen beautiful black angels at my lfs...could I put one in there with something else that is colourful?

Cody 02-20-2008 08:33 PM

I would suggest having at least 2 angels. Get them when they are young.

As Angles mature, they will eat anything Neon Tetra sized and smaller.


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