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qwert
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PostPosted: 2005.05.05(Thu)15:07    Post subject: firemouths diggers? Reply with quote

Are firemouths notorious diggers? I plan on putting a couple in my planted tank with some yellow labs. Also, does anyone have any ideas for other cichlids for a planted tank, ones that don't get too big, don't dig too much and are relatively peaceful (for cichlids anyway!) Thanks.
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Psyfalcon
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PostPosted: 2005.05.05(Thu)15:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

They should be pretty good diggers. While not eartheaters, they do have a similar jaw structure, which in general, means they do similar things, like dig and mess up plants.

They are not good tankmates for labs either. In general, you should not mix american and african cichlids. They seem to communicate differntly and that will cause problems.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.05(Thu)15:46    Post subject: Re: firemouths diggers? Reply with quote

qwert wrote:
Also, does anyone have any ideas for other cichlids for a planted tank, ones that don't get too big, don't dig too much and are relatively peaceful (for cichlids anyway!)


German Blue Ram only grow about 3 inches and are peaceful and pretty.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_Display.cfm?pCatId=1084

try just about any ram, they are peacefule fish for the most part.

Kaisers are pretty too. I used to have 5 females and 1 male before my breakfast bar sagged and tank cracked while I was away for the weekend. Sad
http://www.petsolutions.com/Yellow+Kaiser+Moorii+Cichlid-I-95220-I-C-40001980-C-.aspx
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PostPosted: 2005.05.06(Fri)7:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are concerned about digging I would stay away from the yellow labs also. Most mbuna will dig when they get mature.
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