rainbow shark with cichlids?
is this a good idea? i know they can become quite agressive so i thought keeping them with cichlids might work. getting a new tank (probably about 30 or 40g, will this be enough??) and was thinking about a rainbow shark with some cichlids, maybe keyhole or blue acara? and a synodontis because i really like them.
would this work? if not what would you recommend keeping him with as he is going to be my main piece if i go ahead with it, i can work the rest of the fish round about him.
My friend has cichlids and they have killed everything he puts in.
Depends on the size of your tank. Labeos will always be aggressive and tend to defend their territories. Cichlids as well have the same thing in common. I wouldn't do that if I were you. True Siamese Algae Eaters on the other hand will work well with the keyholes and acaras. SAEs are generally peaceful.:)
thanks for the advice - i def wont go for that mix
is there anything that would work with a rainbow shark in a 30-40g? im going to look at a tank tonight which is 37g (48x15x12). even if i get it i have to make the hood and stand so theres plenty time. i just like to try and plan in advance.
ill probably just go with cichlids instead of the shark but its ncie to know what my options are
blue - dont saes get HUGE? or am i thinking of chinese ones?
You are thinking of CAEs, yes.:)
Good luck, Julie.:thumbsup:
Im against what everyone else says i have a Rainbow shark in my 6x2x2 african cihlid tank and he was the king of the tank!
Goodluck on whatever you choose
blue - i am confused.
i looked up the siamese algae eaters (true and false) and come across a site which calls them flying foxes (at least i think it is the same fish?)
anyway, on this site it has siamese flying fox, and flying fox. i thought that the siamese flying fox was the true sae, and the flying fox the false sae. however, under "flying fox" it says "the true flying fox..."
could you maybe take a look and confirm for me which is true and which is false because i am confused?
youll find both on this page
The picture labelled Siamese Flying Fox is indeed a true SAE. The one labelled as Super Special is indeed a flying fox which does not appear to consume algae quite diligently compared to the true SAE. The false SAE is not as good compared to the true SAE as well.
Here's the false Siamese Algae Eater:
More pictures of a true SAE can be seen in my Personal Gallery.:)
For more info, check this link:
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