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TowBoater
12-13-2007, 01:11 PM
What is ya'lls favorite 3 cichlids? I know most will have oscar in there but here is my list in this order:

1. Green Severum
2. Oscar
3. Jack Dempsey

Incredulous_Ed
12-13-2007, 08:17 PM
german rams

bolivian rams

cockatoo dwarf cichlid

Fishalicious
12-13-2007, 08:36 PM
Ooooh a tough one.. can you not make it top 10?? LOL

1. Apistogramma agassizii
2. Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi
3. Dicrossus Filamentosus

squirt_12
12-13-2007, 08:38 PM
yes...a tough one.

1. discus
2. kribensis
3. convict

mine are like common...but i like them :)

if we had a #4.....it would be blood parrot. lol.

Ocellatus
12-13-2007, 09:09 PM
well here is my list.

1. Oscar
2. Flowerhorn
3. Green Terror

if we had a #4.....it would be blood parrot. lol.
oh squirt why did you get my words! :hmm3grin2orange:

Spyder
12-13-2007, 09:33 PM
1. Apisto Borelli
2. Apisto Macmasteri
2. Julidichromis Ornatus

cocoa_pleco
12-13-2007, 09:53 PM
1. Oscar
2. Jack Dempsey
3. Green Terror
4. Red Devil
5. Discus
6. Severums

squirt_12
12-13-2007, 10:58 PM
if we had a #4.....it would be blood parrot. lol.
oh squirt why did you get my words! :hmm3grin2orange:
lol...........

~Erik3.8.07~
12-13-2007, 11:06 PM
1) Peacocks
2) Firemouth
3) Electric Blue Jack Dempsey ( which i want really bad some day)

Pr0eve
12-13-2007, 11:37 PM
1 Brichardi, Fairy, Neolamprologus brichardi
2 Jewels, Hemichromis bimaculatus
3 Johanni, Melanochromis johannii

Dave66
12-14-2007, 12:19 AM
Ooooh a tough one.. can you not make it top 10?? LOL

3. Dicrossus Filamentosus

I can't believe it! Another checkerboard cichlid fan!
Thought I was the only one . . .

Dave

Fishalicious
12-14-2007, 12:28 AM
Huraaaah also happy to find another fan :thumb: :thumb: I don't understand why there aren't more...

A photo says it all:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v707/Cutsie1/sakana20tyekabo-m2.jpg

WOW! What a fish!

~Erik3.8.07~
12-14-2007, 12:45 AM
i like checkerboards alot! just cant find any :(

squirt_12
12-14-2007, 12:46 AM
WOW>..fishalicious.....thats an awesome fish. Whats its common name???

Fishalicious
12-14-2007, 01:02 AM
WOW>..fishalicious.....thats an awesome fish. Whats its common name???

I think Dave mentioned it... Lyretail Checkerboard Cichlid .. I love them (duh they are in my top 3 LOL) You should check them out :ezpi_wink1:

squirt_12
12-14-2007, 01:04 AM
i have never seen them around where i live.....hmmmmmm....very cool. I am guessing that they are a dwarf or something along that line becuase it looks like in that pic they are with community fish?????

thanks fishalicious :thumb:

OscarFan
12-14-2007, 01:54 AM
Oscar
Electric blue
severum.

spudbuds
12-14-2007, 02:20 AM
1. german blue rams
2. severum
3. bolivian rams

I really like the look of that checkerboard cichlid. I'll have to do some research on that one.

Fishguy2727
12-14-2007, 04:36 AM
Peacocks
Oscars
Open water piscivores (Lake Malawi)

Dave66
12-14-2007, 05:10 AM
i have never seen them around where i live.....hmmmmmm....very cool. I am guessing that they are a dwarf or something along that line becuase it looks like in that pic they are with community fish?????

thanks fishalicious :thumb:

Checkerboard cichlids used to be very popular in the 1940's and 50's, squirt, 'til the Rams and Kribs turned up, and being so easy to breed, unlike checkers, they became popular and little guys like checkers became hard to find. Last time I found some in stores was in the late 70's early 80's.
You could probably special order them from a LFS, but they need plants and soft and acid water, occasional live food, and calm tankmates to thrive, and if you're very, very lucky, breed.

Dave

Drumachine09
12-14-2007, 05:37 AM
This is hard:

1.)Green Severum
2.)Firemouths
3.)Toss up between Oscars, and EBJDs.

TowBoater
12-14-2007, 12:25 PM
Yay!! More Severum fans!!:c1:

William
12-14-2007, 03:58 PM
Jags or perhaps doovi cichlids. But jags looks better.

smaug
12-14-2007, 07:59 PM
Angelfish,discus and gold rams in that order.

Becikeja
01-13-2008, 02:33 PM
Electric Blue Jack Dempsey
Jack Dempsey
Chocolate

FDMedic
01-13-2008, 02:37 PM
Heros severus
Cichlasoma festivum
Thorichthys meeki

NickFish
01-13-2008, 10:11 PM
Agassizi/cacatuiodes Apistogramma

Bolivian Ram/Blue Ram

Oscars

tropfish
01-13-2008, 10:31 PM
Hmmmmm, i like them all haha

1. Blood Parrot / jellybean parrot
2. Green terror
3. Severum

TowBoater
01-13-2008, 10:48 PM
Old post guys....

tropfish
01-13-2008, 11:13 PM
whoa, didnt even realize that haha

snipers_den
01-14-2008, 12:36 AM
ummmmmm....

1: frontosa
2: red empress
3: peacock

shalafi04
01-14-2008, 04:15 AM
FlowerHorn
Discus
Bolivian Ram

billy2guns
03-21-2008, 03:36 PM
Well i've only had a Jack Dempsey...but I would like to own
1) Jack Dempsey
2) Red Devil
3) Green Terror

goleafs
03-21-2008, 04:10 PM
1. Peacock bass
2. Oscar
3. Jack Dempsey

Blue Ram
03-21-2008, 05:42 PM
As my name suggest the Blue Ram.

OneFishTwoFish
03-22-2008, 06:35 AM
1)Green Terror
2)Oscar
3)Jack Dempsey
4)Texas Cichlid
5)Convict

mitcore
03-22-2008, 11:40 AM
i dont know if these are south american cichlids
but i adore my key holes
my cockatoo, my flags and of course my severums

Harls
03-22-2008, 12:15 PM
i like
oscar
convicts
and frontosa!

Red
03-22-2008, 03:25 PM
1) Severum
2) Oscar

cabrego
03-22-2008, 04:37 PM
Texas Cichlids
Oscars
Jack Dempsy

LilysDad
03-22-2008, 06:40 PM
Wow! Angels have really died out!
1 Zebra Angels
2 Apistos
3 Any thing that doesn't eat my plants!!!

mitcore
03-23-2008, 03:15 AM
Wow! Angels have really died out!
1 Zebra Angels
2 Apistos
3 Any thing that doesn't eat my plants!!!


i am in love with my angels very much so,

Gibbzilla558
03-23-2008, 03:19 AM
I've had Jack Dempseys, Texas Cichlids, and Convicts, and I'd have to say J.D.'s are my favorite. I've never had a tank big enough for Oscars, but if I did I think they'd be my fav.

sailor
03-23-2008, 03:28 AM
Frontosa
Tropheus
Peacocks

ILuvMyGoldBarb
03-23-2008, 03:32 AM
1. Discus
2. Pterophylum altum
3. Tropheus moori V. lunangua

rageybug
03-23-2008, 03:43 AM
1. Jaguar cichlid
2. Pundamilia nyererei
3. Jack Dempsey

angelcakes
03-23-2008, 08:50 AM
oscars for me.........:thumb:

Demi ^_^
03-23-2008, 10:24 AM
I love and adore my Angels, they are so social and active, but after them cums Discus... Never had 1 but LOVE them anyway LOL

angelfish11
03-23-2008, 05:38 PM
Hmmmmmm...

1. Angelfish
2. Rams
3. Discus
:c12: :19: :c12: :18:

jbeining75
03-23-2008, 06:04 PM
Mine are::::

1. Oscars
2. Green Terrors
3. Demasoni

Nick89
03-25-2008, 12:23 AM
1.Oscar (no brainer)
2.Firemouths
3.Pikes

travie
03-25-2008, 12:46 AM
1. Oscar
2. German Blue Ram
3. Malawi Cichlids