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SCOOTER
04-20-2006, 12:20 AM
Here are some more pictures.
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/scooterfish11.jpg
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/scooterfish12.jpg
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/scooterfish13.jpg
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/scooterfish21.jpg
http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/scooterfish22.jpg

William
04-20-2006, 12:48 AM
Do you have anything morethan the Jack dempsey and the bristlenosed catfish in the tank. How large is the tank?

SCOOTER
04-20-2006, 12:53 AM
The tank is 55 gallons. I also have two Zebra Danios that I could not net when I moved the other five. William, can you make out the sex of the Dempseys from the pictures?

William
04-20-2006, 12:57 AM
It is hard to make out from the pictures and even harder on young fish but I think you have a pair. 90% chance

Considering adding more fish or are you going to keep it like that. Sorry if you allready answered that somewhere. Hard to keep track sometimes.

SCOOTER
04-20-2006, 01:01 AM
Not really sure, what is your opinion? Also, I plan on getting a tank larger than the 55 gallon this fall/winter (my Oscar won't last long in the 26 gallon).

William
04-20-2006, 01:34 AM
I think I would keep another pair of cichlids. Perhaps salvini or something else that is a little different and different colors.

SCOOTER
04-20-2006, 03:30 AM
William, what about a pair of Convicts? Any other ideas for me to research would be helpful. I probably will not purchase another pair for atleast a week, so I have time to look around.

William
04-20-2006, 03:38 AM
Convicts are nice. Would work out well but might be a bit to easy to breed. They are like rabbits.

Sajica is nice. So are Thorichthys species, Nicaragua cichlids, Salvini. honduras red point all of whom would fit well into your tank. There are also a number of other nice species that would eventually outgrow that tank that might be worth considering like jaguar cichlids and festae cichlids.

SCOOTER
04-20-2006, 04:22 AM
Are Managuense and Jaguars the same thing? Love the Managuense, but how long could I keep one in the 55 gallon tank along with my dempseys? If I can't get a Managuense which do you prefer out of T-Bar Cichlid, Salvini, Convicts? Thanks for your opinion.

William
04-20-2006, 04:33 AM
Yes. They are the same thing. I kept and breed a pair in a 70 gallon (255L) for about a year, my guess is that they would last 8 mother to a year in the 55 gallon depending on the size when you get them. You would have to decorate the aquarium to reduce aggression.

Of the other cichlids I would choose the convict if you want personality and Salvini if you want color and beauty. (even though salvinis also have nice personalities and convicts also are beautiful.)

Full3R
04-20-2006, 04:38 AM
Sorry To but in to this particular convo but SCOOTER Do you have any pics of the log your male bristlenose is retreating into?

SCOOTER
04-20-2006, 11:51 AM
The log is shown in the first batch of Dempsey pictures on the left. The entire inside is hollowed out.

SCOOTER
04-21-2006, 01:26 AM
William, could not find any Salvini around town, so as you probably already know I went with the convicts. I really liked the look of them full grown.

William
04-21-2006, 01:30 AM
Yes they are wonderful fish and by the look of it you got a beautiful pair. My prediction is that they will have spawn before the end of next week, most likely before the end of this week.

SCOOTER
04-21-2006, 01:38 AM
I will just let nature take its course in reguards to the fry. Any that make it I will be able to give away to friends.

William
04-21-2006, 01:41 AM
ok. Now go make a convict pics topic ;-)