View Full Version : Madagascan Cichlid Polleni

09-07-2006, 02:07 PM
Can anyone shed some light on this cichlid for me, today i saw one about 4 inches if that in atank with 2 oscars at a local backyard breeder where i purchased 6 1 inch barramundi(3 are mine 3 are my mates) but this Cichlid was really nice and looked similar to an oscar, it was $20.00 australian money and i was thinking about obtaining it but wanted to learn more first

09-07-2006, 05:20 PM
small spot madagascar cichlid (polleni) is a rather primitive cichlid. Good looking and aggressive. They are easy to care for and prefer pH 7.5-8.5.

They grow to be 10 inches.

09-08-2006, 05:54 AM
so how would it be with oscars or how should it be in a community if possible, and about the setup

09-08-2006, 07:59 AM
sorry also do they have teeth coz this pick looks like it does

09-08-2006, 06:49 PM
All cichlids ( I think) have teeth.

You should be able to keep them with your oscars if you get a large tank. (that sweet 400 g perhaps) The tank should be decorated so that the bottom is divided into several sections (natural territorial borders) and preferably so that there isn't a clear line of site through the entire tank. Plants are not necessary.

09-11-2006, 03:11 PM
I saw a salvini Cichlid at the same backyard breeders house and it had very noticable teeth

He also told me he can get me small 1 inch archer fish fro my australian set up and he said he can get 2 inch lionfish

09-11-2006, 05:21 PM
freshwater or saltwater lionfish?

09-12-2006, 06:15 AM
theres freshwater lionfish, but i believe he was refering to saltwater

09-12-2006, 06:51 PM
OK. just remebr that those need pure saltware and should not be kept in brackish water.

09-13-2006, 06:25 AM
yes i very aware of that and plan to have a set up just for a liofish, or 2 :)