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PostSubject: experience?   Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:51 am

These look really interesting fish. Do you have to be an experienced fish person to keep them or can they be kept in an ordinary tank by an ordinary person? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:54 am

ordinary person - we are all extraordinary people in our own ways rusty.

Anyone can keep any type of fish with some guidance


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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:01 am

the resident expert on these is munchycarrot and shes had the nerve to go away on holiday! No sure shell be glad to answer all your questions though when she comes back
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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:17 am

I'm probably wrong but I think you probably do need to have a bit of experience before having cichlids unless they are the more common ones. I think MC has a properly set up tank just for them so they cant just go in an ordinary tank with other fish - at least I dont think they can.
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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:34 am

Yeah, im pretty sure they're mostly species only.
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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:30 am

Depends on the cichlid... Rams are cichlidae, as are kribensis and Angels - all commonly kept fish. Certainly the aggressive cichlids need species only tanks and some specific conditions but there are more peaceful cichlids that can be quite forgiving of any lack of experience.
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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:34 am

Many LFS state wether they are for communal tanks or species only.
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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:58 am

As indigoj said... it depends on the species.

I have Mbuna (rock dwellers) from Lake Malawi & they are in a species tank. Overstocked to disperse aggression.
There is a pic in the tanks section, probably called 'my cichlid tank' lol...original eh?

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PostSubject: Re: experience?   Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:50 pm

Agree, it does depend on the species.

There are lots of cichlids that can be happily kept by a novice like Kribs, Bolivian Rams etc.. but there are also lots of Cichlids like Apistos, Nannas, Discus, Lake Tanganyikan, Lake Malawi (Haps & Mbuna), Lake Victoria, Jack Dempseys etc... (the list goes on) that are either species only or require perfect water conditions and extra attention.
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