searching for compatible american cichlid

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searching for compatible american cichlid

Post by Maurici » Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:37 pm

Hi everybody,
I am new in the forum and it seems quite interesting and expertise, it will be exciting for me to learn with your help.
I've a question about my 145 gallons tank.
It's a heavy planted community tank with 2 angelfish, 2 Ancistrus dolichopterus, 5 Corys (C. shwartzii and aeneus), 8 arlequins, 5 rainbow fishes (M. boesemanii, M. praecox), 3 china algae eaters and an otto.
I've added a young tricolor cichlid (Cichlasoma salvini) but I'm afraid about my choice knowing his fighting character :( (in this sense I deliberately chose one individual only).
The question is: Is my salvini, and of course their companions, compatible with other non-herbivorous and non digger cichlids?
Thanks.

Maurici

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Post by Ribstick » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:23 pm

I'm almost sure you will have problems with the salvini. Doesn't matter if he's got no male/female, he/she will make a territory anyway.

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Post by Lisachromis » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:07 pm

I'm afraid I think the salvini shouldn't be in there. He's going to at the least terrorize the other inhabitants. At the worst, he's going to kill or eat them. He's probably ok while he's small.... but I still think he ought to leave. Sorry :(

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Post by Willem Heijns » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:43 am

I'd say the other fish should leave :wink:
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Post by Maurici » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:46 am

Hi,
I see, the salvini is going to leave the tank :cry: .
Thank you for your advices.

Maurici

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Post by Maurici » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:55 am

An other question related, please.
What's the minimum tank for the salvini?
I have a 21 gallon tank which I can prepare for he/she, is it enough? does this tank permet other fish whith the salvini (I don't like one fish only, he would be afraid)?.
Thanks again for your suggestions.

Maurici

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