View Full Version : Texas Cichlids

05-15-2006, 02:54 PM
Didnt know where to put it so i thought here, at my local pet shop they had about 10 - 12 texas cichlid from 3 to 7 inchs in tanks with 3 inch red tiger oscars and they dont seem to be in any fighting conditions so is it safe to keep a texas cichlid with an oscar in a large tank

05-15-2006, 03:02 PM
maybe, then maybe not. texas cichlid will grow to 14 inches or more. they get bigger than the oscar. are very quarrelsome with all fish!! nice mean fish!!

05-15-2006, 03:04 PM
perculear, well i might or might not get some and if i do and somthing bad happens well my parents will have to agree for me to get another tank :)

05-15-2006, 03:05 PM
Yes. But cichlids are aggressive fish so you will still have to keep an eyey on them since there always can be trouble in paradise. Just choose Texas cichlids that are somewhat the same size as your oscars.

It is not easy to sex texas cichlids but the males have longer top and bottom fins and are usually larger than females.

05-15-2006, 03:06 PM
k thanx a bunch they just looked nice to me

05-15-2006, 03:10 PM

do all texas cichlids get the head shape that this one shows in this picture because i want a fish with a different shape like this one for the tank also

Credit to Flower-horn.de

05-15-2006, 04:55 PM
se google images for more pictures
texas cichlid pictures (http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=mozclient&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&q=texas%20cichlid&sa=N&tab=wi)