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sncrowe
04-23-2008, 09:30 PM
My brother is having a hard time figuring out what kind of tankmate he wants for his Bumblebee cichlid. I am not sure but we think it is a female and right now it's just her a catfish and a pleco in his 55 gallon and he would like more fish but is having problems making his mind up about what kind of other fish he wants.

Here is a pic of his cichlid!
http://i32.tinypic.com/b3prnr.jpg

He has had him for about 2 years in the 20 gallon i have now and he just put him in his 55 gallon.

angelcakes
04-23-2008, 09:31 PM
not got a clue but nice fish..............:19:

Angila
04-23-2008, 09:52 PM
Cool Fish he should get an electric blue cichlid to go with her... if they had babys would it make green cichlids? lol Just Kidding:19:

travie
04-24-2008, 01:26 AM
Other cichlids frow Lake Malawi that have about the same level of aggression and about the same size. And what kind of catfish is in the tank?

sncrowe
04-24-2008, 07:03 PM
Other cichlids frow Lake Malawi that have about the same level of aggression and about the same size. And what kind of catfish is in the tank?

blue channel

travie
04-24-2008, 10:23 PM
blue channel

I know nothing about that catfish, but like I said, Other cichlids frow Lake Malawi that have about the same level of aggression and about the same size, should get along with your cichlid in your tank.

Wild Turkey
04-24-2008, 10:42 PM
What type of pleco is it? If its a common pleco hes going to outgrow that tank. As everyone else has said Cichlids of id similar size and temperments will often co-exist peacefully.

travie
04-24-2008, 11:05 PM
blue channel

turkey151 its a blue channel catfish.

Wild Turkey
04-25-2008, 12:33 AM
turkey151 its a blue channel catfish.

Yea i realized that after the fact. My bad on that one.

sncrowe
04-25-2008, 05:07 PM
What type of pleco is it? If its a common pleco hes going to outgrow that tank. As everyone else has said Cichlids of id similar size and temperments will often co-exist peacefully.

is there anything else besides a cichlid that he could put in there????

travie
04-26-2008, 03:18 PM
I'm not sure all the fish that have the same level of aggression and the same size of the cichlid. Whatever goes in there will need to be around the same levels and size.

Lady Hobbs
04-26-2008, 05:11 PM
You could probably go with some giant danios or maybe some tiger barbs.