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Futureboy
10-02-2007, 02:29 PM
So im thinking of setting the 100 up with small cichlids

what else would go with bolivians and G.Bs?

Keyholes?
Checkerboards?

Spyder
10-02-2007, 04:07 PM
I keep Keyholes, Apistos, Gouramis, Tetras, Ottos, Bristlenose, Amano Shrimp, Praecox Rainbows, Cherry Barbs, Kabotia Botias & Corys all with my Rams in a 300g heavily planted tank.

CAF
10-02-2007, 04:58 PM
I absolutely love my checkerboards... they would do well with anything that wouldn't pick on them.

Nick89
10-02-2007, 07:20 PM
A 100 gallon african cichlid tank would be awesome.. think of the colors would be neat if you decorated the tank to their natural environment.

Incredulous_Ed
10-02-2007, 08:18 PM
Also, get a pictus cat. I don't know why, just do it.

And maybe a festivum.

Nick89
10-02-2007, 09:13 PM
you'd need more than 1 pictus cat. they need to have at least 4 of them together.

Incredulous_Ed
10-02-2007, 09:29 PM
you'd need more than 1 pictus cat. they need to have at least 4 of them together.
No, they only school when young. When they are adults, they become territorial with each other.

Nick89
10-02-2007, 09:30 PM
Oh, how big do they get before they dont need to be kept in schools?? Because everytime i go to the LFS they are constantly locking horns so to speak lol. And they arent that big, maybe 3 inches?

TowBoater
10-02-2007, 11:30 PM
I would get a few larger cichlids also like Severums that aren't aggressive. They would go good with it and are larger.

Special-K
10-03-2007, 05:22 AM
severums are amazing. just my 2 cents :)

Futureboy
10-03-2007, 05:27 AM
Hmm well ive got a fair bit of time to decide ive still go to peice togeather some of the equipment for the tank, and move some stuff around in the room so it will fit

ill probably change my mind a few times of what to put in it between now and the i originally wanted it to be an amazon style tank but now i cant decide

cocoa_pleco
10-04-2007, 03:18 AM
what about a FOWLR saltwater tank? you dont need to fully stock LR and you can just have a few cool fish

Futureboy
10-04-2007, 03:58 AM
nah im not confident enough to step up to salt water just yet

maybe next year

Incredulous_Ed
10-04-2007, 04:32 AM
aquakid, they don't need to be kept in schools at all. That's what i've read. I would research though.

aquakid, maybe you should go with lotsof rainbowfish.