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dwss59 dwss59
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Any cichlids? #1
Hi just a poll of sorts to see how many members we have that keep cichlids or are intrested in doing so.

Any cichlid keepers what do you have?
Dwarf cichlids in the community? let us know
Angelfish?
peediepixie peediepixie
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Re: Any cichlids? #2
I love them! Not much clue about them and the different kinds right enough but they are gorgeous fish and their set-ups are lovely too. Its great to have a section just for them, we can all learn a bit more about them
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EagleC EagleC
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Re: Any cichlids? #3
I do like their bold colours and variety but they dont seem to be good community fish
TheDragonLord TheDragonLord
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Re: Any cichlids? #4
some cichlids can be kept as a community, just depends what community it is really

i keep tanganyikans at home and have kept angelfish but i'm also the one that takes care of the cichlid system at work (tank maintenance, waterchanges and decorating etc)
There are no experts, mearly beginners who know more than others.

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dwss59 dwss59
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Re: Any cichlids? #5
The vast majority of cichlids are not community minded unless of course its a cichlid community.

However every community tank that I have kept has included cichlids.
Angels,kribs,blue rams and egyptian mouthbrooders.
I was going to add cockatoos to my angelarium but the wife really really liked leopard corys.
Also all of the above have spawned in the community except the angels, with no adverse effects.
dart56 dart56
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Re: Any cichlids? #6
I have 6 keyhole cichlids, they are very peaceful and gentle and my parents keep Malawi cichlids in the lounge and they look great.
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Re: Any cichlids? #7
I have 3 angels in my 3' community and occasionally they have a pop at each other, but don't bother anything else.

I'd be interested if wild angels are still available as the ones I've seen are small fancy types and I don't think you can beat the original stripey ones, although one of my 3 is a gold one! The other two are stripey but they're not that good as the stripes aren't that well defined.
Fishy-Fishy Fishy-Fishy
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Re: Any cichlids? #8
I've got a pair of bolivian rams in my community tank and they are doing really well. They are hilarious to watch I'd never been that interested in them and probably wouldn't have got any but Coralline needed to rehome a bunch of fish so I took them in they are real characters, I love them
dwss59 dwss59
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Re: Any cichlids? #9
Quote:

Fishy-Fishy wrote:
I've got a pair of bolivian rams in my community tank and they are doing really well. They are hilarious to watch I'd never been that interested in them and probably wouldn't have got any but Coralline needed to rehome a bunch of fish so I took them in they are real characters, I love them


Spot on.
For me that is what cichlids are all about, hence why I now have 2 tanks dedicated to central americans and oscars.
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Re: Any cichlids? #10
I have blue rams and golden rams :) Both types are fine in a community tank. They're probably the prettiest and most fun fish I have. When I'm hoovering the tank they try and suck the hoover, I nearly hoovered one up once