View Full Version : ever see a swamp?

04-04-2008, 05:54 AM
you will now!

i bought this auratus from petsmart over a year ago when i first joined the site, he was a "assorted cichlid". this single fish is the meanest fish ive seen in my life. hes bitten me a few times, and he cannot get along with any other fish without trying to kill it.

i thought about giving him away a few times, buti didnt want to dump him as someone else's problem, so ive kept him in solitary in a 10g. i threw in some old cabomba and java moss, and its exploded in growth so much that it looks like a swamp. lol

at least he likes the tank

Lady Hobbs
04-04-2008, 06:01 AM
No wonder he's mad at ya. He can't see two inches ahead of himself.

Wild Turkey
04-04-2008, 06:12 AM
Lol ur fish needs a machete

04-04-2008, 06:14 AM
lol, hes a cavefish!

he loves weaving around. he is one CRANKY fish though, i tried him in a tank with other mbuna that had their own territory, and he picked fights instantly.

04-04-2008, 06:16 AM
looks like sooner he will get entangled in this swamp. man thats a lot of plant growth in there.

04-04-2008, 11:53 AM
I was thinking the same thing turkey. A flashlight and a machete.....

04-04-2008, 11:56 AM
Hopefully he does not get overwhelmed with the amount of plants, How much water has been displaced since I wonder... lol

04-04-2008, 12:12 PM
Mine are doing fine. They are pretty little fish though aren't they?

04-04-2008, 04:17 PM
I have 3 in our 55g. Got them before I knew what they were. They are starting to get some size to them now and I'm in a hurry to get them into another tank before they start causing trouble...or worse. So far they all 3 look like females but maybe they aren't big enough to show male coloration yet.
I tried live plants in our tank and the fish destroyed them. Guess your auratus is a real jungle african warior lol.

04-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Lol, a chainsaw would serve better, if only they run underwater!:19: That is alot of plant growth!

04-04-2008, 05:15 PM
lol, hes like Rambo

hes too evil for any other fish though, at least he doesnt kill plants

04-04-2008, 05:33 PM
Lol i was going to say that he should just start chomping like mad!!!
thats a sweet looking swamp/tank man! I love it!!!

04-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Lol, a chainsaw would serve better, if only they run underwater!:19: That is alot of plant growth!

Exactly my thought! Give that fish a chainsaw LOL