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Christople 02-25-2012 10:34 PM

German Ram Companions?
 
So, I was going to get a 75 gallon and get discus with rams, but not so sure on the discus any more. What are any cichlids could 'take place' of the discus. Would the Geophagus species "Red Head Tapajoz" be okay, and this would all be in a 75. Any fish that would work with them that could replace the discus are welcome

GwenInNM 02-26-2012 07:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Christople (Post 994071)
So, I was going to get a 75 gallon and get discus with rams, but not so sure on the discus any more. What are any cichlids could 'take place' of the discus. Would the Geophagus species "Red Head Tapajoz" be okay, and this would all be in a 75. Any fish that would work with them that could replace the discus are welcome


Sounds like a fantastic tank. Lucky you! :) I've seen GBR's kept with a nice schools of glass catfish and rummy nose tetras, but I'm guessing you are talking more about larger fish? I have no idea what the Tapajoz are - love to know.

Gwen

Christople 02-26-2012 11:13 AM

Yeah I talking cichlids or similar to, 'Red Head Tapajoz' are Earth eaters. What they do is grab a mouthful of sand and strain it through there gills catching and food particle or any edible items. They do this all the time and just go around sifting through sand, very interesting fish.

Christople 02-26-2012 11:14 AM

What kind of sand is that in your avatar Gwen, I really like it.

GwenInNM 02-26-2012 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Christople (Post 994477)
What kind of sand is that in your avatar Gwen, I really like it.


Plain ol' playsand. :-D

Gwen

Christople 02-26-2012 02:13 PM

Thanks


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