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dmuddle 03-04-2012 10:18 PM

cichlids and gouramis
 
are there any cichlids that can be kept, peacefully, with a variety of gouramis

Byron 03-06-2012 12:48 PM

Depends. Some of the small dwarf cichlids from South America might work with certain gourami species. Generally it is not recommended, as the gourami and cichlid males are territorial and aggressive.

dmuddle 03-06-2012 05:20 PM

okay cheers, what about african cichlids I wan a labidochromis

Wildlander 03-06-2012 05:36 PM

Bolivian Ram is one. Read the cichlid profiles under the menu above. Look at the temperament section for each species. There are at least a few ciclids that are compatible with gouramis.

dmuddle 03-06-2012 06:56 PM

thanks guys I really wanna get a labidichromis when I get rid of my balloon mollies

dmuddle 03-06-2012 07:04 PM

I looked at the characteritics and it says that Electric yellows are generally okay to be put into a community tank. Looks like Ill be getting one this weekend.

Byron 03-06-2012 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by dmuddle (Post 1005243)
I looked at the characteritics and it says that Electric yellows are generally okay to be put into a community tank. Looks like Ill be getting one this weekend.

Where does it say that? I'd bet they mean in a rift lake cichlid community, not in a general community tank.

Any of the cichlids from the rift lakes are best only with other cichlids from those lakes, and that doesn't mean any cichlids either.

dmuddle 03-06-2012 07:41 PM

my cousin has them in a communal tank and they are harmless. I dislike it when people say you cant mix fish. every person has a different personality, so does every fish.yes some species may be more aggressive but every electric yellow that I have seen is peaceful

Byron 03-06-2012 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dmuddle (Post 1005311)
my cousin has them in a communal tank and they are harmless. I dislike it when people say you cant mix fish. every person has a different personality, so does every fish.yes some species may be more aggressive but every electric yellow that I have seen is peaceful

The water parameters are different for one thing.

dmuddle 03-06-2012 08:21 PM

true, but africans are really hardy


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