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1077 07-03-2008 04:21 AM

Paratilapia polleni or black diamond cichlid.
 
I am in the process of setting up an 80 gal. tank and am considering putting one specimen from the cichlid family. My question is how difficult are The paratilapia polleni to find in the aquarium trade? am also wondering the same for Buttikoferi. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. :wink:

bolty 07-03-2008 11:30 AM

My question is how difficult are The paratilapia polleni to find in the aquarium trade? am also wondering the same for Buttikoferi.


Buttis are very easy to find, they get called the Buttkicker for there aggression :wink:


Polleni are not seen very often around where I am, I can only think of one time that I have seen them in a LFS, thats not to say you could not order them easy from a good shop.

derbyno1 07-03-2008 02:46 PM

i saw a ank of paratilapia polleni at madienhead in st albans. i was goin to gt 1 but i was advised not to as like all tilipias have alot of agression

1077 07-04-2008 01:04 AM

Thanks for responses. I will do a little searching. :)

herefishy 07-04-2008 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by derbyno1
i saw a ank of paratilapia polleni at madienhead in st albans. i was goin to gt 1 but i was advised not to as like all tilipias have alot of agression

Not true. I have Tilapia mareii and they are about as docile a cichlid as you can find. They do tear up a planted tank though.


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