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Sink Colin Sink
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PostPosted: 2006.12.19(Tue)15:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again Bob!

I will emphasize to my source of Rams how important it is to get a male and a female, hopefully they will be able to pull it off.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.20(Wed)11:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the double post, but how would replacing the Ram's with a par of Kribs go?

My Kribensis pair bred in my old 29 gallon very easily and often, and I read that Rams really won't live that long, and longetivity is something I'm looking for here. What would I have to do differently in terms of stocking of I went with the Kribs?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.20(Wed)16:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never kept Kribs, but I know they are a bit aggressive, and could be a problem with bottom dwellers like Corys, for breeding purposes they tend to get kept in species tanks.

There are loads of other Dwarf Cichlids besides Rams, if you look in the gallery:

http://www.aquahobby.com/e_gallery.php

You will see the American Cichlids split in two, the top section are Dwarfs.

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PostPosted: 2006.12.20(Wed)17:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're just an endless supply of great help aren't you?

What about a Double Full Red Cockatoo Cichlid? (Apistogramma cacatuoides) I can get a pair for 60 bucks, would they be peaceful? Would I still be able to have the cardinals and cories?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.20(Wed)17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a read of this:

http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/breeding/Zilliox_Apistogramma_cacatuoides.html

Also found this in the gallery section about them:

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They are fairly aggressive fish, but do fine in community tanks. The only fish I had problems with are cory catfish,


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PostPosted: 2006.12.21(Thu)8:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any idea who long they normally live?
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PostPosted: 2006.12.21(Thu)9:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

This gives a handy guide, there is one species of Apisto mentioned:

http://www.fbas.CO2.uk/Ages.html

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PostPosted: 2006.12.21(Thu)15:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I did more research on the Rams, and I found out that they can live up to four years, which is really good for me, so here are my two options

20g Long, moderately to heavily planted

2 German Blue Rams
7 Cardinal Tetras
6 Albino Cories

OR

2 German Blue Rams
7 Cardinal Tetras
1 Bristlenose Pleco

The reason I'm considering the pleco is for algae control in the tank, because it's going to be planted and I'd hate to have an algae problem
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PostPosted: 2006.12.21(Thu)22:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plecos are notorious for being the preverbial "bull in a china shop" when it comes to planted aquaria. I think I would choose 2-3 otocinclus vice the BNP. They would make a much better maintenance crew anyway, and much more forgiving of your plants.

Otocinclus spp.
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PostPosted: 2006.12.22(Fri)9:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the advice, J.B.!

So here's my stocking plan now.

20g Long, moderately to heavily planted

2 German Blue Rams
7 Cardinal Tetras
6 Albino Cories
3 Otos

Would that work, or is too overstocked? I'm planning on using an AquaClear 50(200) filter if that makes any difference.
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