View Full Version : New fish. i need suggestions

01-18-2009, 12:27 AM
i just went to the fish store and bought a bunch of new african cichlids to go with my other cichlids. Anyway i saw the most beautifull ive ever seen but it was a central american cichlid but ive heard of people succesfully mixing africans and ca so i gave it a try and bought it also because the lady said i can bring it back if i have to. the name was Hericthys Carpintis which i had no idea what it was. So i came home and looked it up on the internet and found out it was a green texas cichlid or something like that. Do yall think this fish qill be ok at full grown when all my other cichlids are full grown. the smallest cichlid i would have would be about 5in.

here are some pics of the texas.thumbs2:

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/Aquarium_017.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=10509)

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/Aquarium_016.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=10508)

here is a electric yellow lab
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/data/500/thumbs/Aquarium_015.jpg (http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fishpictures/showphoto.php?photo=10510)

01-18-2009, 12:58 AM
nice fish... he/she will become the king of the tank! They'll get pretty big and agressive, but I've kept them with good size africans and it worked out. If you had a breeding pair, they would definitely kill off some fish, so I'd advise against getting another. Keep us updated on how the fish is working out for you.

Lady Hobbs
01-18-2009, 01:40 AM

Check video to look at the size it will become!

01-18-2009, 01:48 AM
That one still don't seem fully grown.

01-18-2009, 04:08 AM
Thanks:ssmile: , wow it gets big doesnt it but i didnt meen it fully grown now i meant when it gets fully grown

01-18-2009, 04:54 AM
Research before you buy is the always a good suggestion.
Texas cichlids get very large,as you now know,and may or may not eat your Africans.Your Africans,if you have both males and females could spawn and then endlessly harass your Texas,no matter what it's size.The best suggestion would be to take the Texas back.Mixing African,and New World cichlids is not recommended for a reason.At some point you will probably have problems with aggression,and possibly dead fish.

01-18-2009, 03:15 PM
thanks guys ill keep up to date with you guys but for right now im going to see how everything gos and if it shows lots of aggresion ill just have to take him/her bach:scry:

01-18-2009, 08:14 PM
ive been watching the texas and he like randomly bites my blood jewel and my albinos so im gonna have to take him back tomorrow:scry:

01-18-2009, 08:17 PM
It was just a no-no from the start. South american cichlids don't get along with africans, i would do your research before you get a fish..

01-18-2009, 08:22 PM
yeah i know i usually do the research but the lady said it may do ok so i thought id give it a shot since i could bring it back, Thanks for all yalls help though!:ssmile:

01-19-2009, 12:14 AM
you would probably end up with one well feed and happy texas..... they get pretty nasty.
good choice on returning it.


01-20-2009, 09:20 PM
To replace it you could get a black calvus cichlid.