Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/)
-   Cichlids (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/cichlids/)
-   -   Butterfly Cichlid/Bolivian Ram (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/cichlids/butterfly-cichlid-bolivian-ram-6851/)

Steffiweff 07-03-2007 04:04 PM

Butterfly Cichlid/Bolivian Ram
 
I've done a bit or research on these beautiful fish and am aware they are mouthbrooders with quite a peaceful nature.

I'm setting up a new tank (shortly) and am going to be putting my angel fish in it. Will I be able to add some of these too? What other fish would you recommend?

leifthebunny 07-03-2007 04:23 PM

They are cichlids as well, so you will need to keep an eye on them, but I wouldn't suspect too much in the way of problems.

Lupin 07-03-2007 06:14 PM

What is the size of the tank, Steff?:) Deep-bodied tetras will also make great tankmates for both cichlids.

Steffiweff 07-04-2007 08:47 AM

It's 160 litres.

I have a community tank already, and another smaller one dedicated to guppies. Branching out and doing something different this time.

SinisterKisses 07-07-2007 10:55 PM

By butterfly cichlids, you mean bolivian rams? I'm confused. Rams aren't mouthbrooders. They're substrate spawners.

Lupin 07-08-2007 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SinisterKisses
By butterfly cichlids, you mean bolivian rams?

I really hate how lfs often label them as both butterfly cichlids leading to a lot of confusion between these two well-known rams. Stick with the proper names, if not, scientific names to be more specific.

An excellent article by Lonewolfblue:
http://fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=7785

Steffiweff 07-08-2007 09:57 AM

Clearly LFS doesn't know everything!

He has got some very nice rams in though. Very tempting!

Gump 07-08-2007 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steffiweff
Clearly LFS doesn't know everything!

It's good that you've found that out early.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2