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Re: I am just curious...
Posted By: Dave Guest <firstname.lastname@example.org> In Response To: I am just curious... (Fishface_Jr)
Date: Wednesday, 18 August 1999, at 5:39 a.m.
In Response To: I am just curious... (Fishface_Jr)
Kribs would be ideal, although IMHO they're a bit common, seems everyone's kept them at one point or other over the years. Now my LFS has some young pelvicachromis teaniatus so I'm gonna get some of them for my 29G. Might even have some in my 40 as well but I think they'd get a bit disturbed by whatever loaches end up in there.
Does your dad want true dwarf cichlids? Ie. apistogramma sp.? If he does then I suppose they'd be OK with the upside down cat until it comes to breeding time... Try to get some of the German bred ones if you can- the colours are a *lot* brighter. Dn't know if you can get them in the states though. Now I'm gonna rib y'all (and please bear in mind that I'm at work and don't have *any* books with me to get the correct spellings from :) my LFS has a. nijensae, cacatoides, agassizi, borelli and a couple others as well. BTW these cichlids are probably best kept in pairs in smaller (like 20G) tanks with just a couple of dither fish.
Microgeophagus are nice as well, but have a relatively short lifespan. If he goes for these make sure he gets captive bred ones since the wild kind IME only do well in soft acid water.
Brichardi I don't class as dwarf cichlids, they grow to like 5 or 6 inches. If you want dwarf tanganiykan cichlids try the shell dwellers: neolamprolgus brevis, ocellatus, signalus... or maybe one of the smaller julidichromis species... the list goes on and if I had one of my books with me I could pretend I'd kept all sorts of other cichlids as well. I'll stick to the ones I know though :)
As for the danios: they'll be fine with dwarf cichlids, just make sure enough food gets past them to feed the "main" inhabitants.
Anyhew, hope some of this might be of help
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