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  1. Default Firemouths and Threadfin Acaras


    0 Not allowed!
    Could an adult firemouth and adult threadfin acara(preferably both males) live together in a 55 gallon tank. Other tankmates are 1 male bristle nose pleco, and 10 black skirt tetras(that I will probably get rid of). I am also considering adding a school of 6 brochis splendens, from what I have read they are pretty hardy and willing to put up with some cichlid aggression. Also is it okay to keep both of these cichlids singly(not in pairs or groups). I all ready have some baby firmouths(4) but if I could get a threadfin I would sell 3 of them, keeping the most colorful(wether it be a male or female).

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    0 Not allowed!
    Given propper territories, 1m FM and 1m Acara can work. Same with the emerald corries, you shouldnt have much aggression to them as they dont threaten the territory or look like an imposition. Also, the fish can be kept as a single fish.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Acaras mix well with other medium sized semi aggressive cichlids in my experience
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    0 Not allowed!
    Would the firemouth nip at the threadfin acara's fins or the other way around?

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
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    0 Not allowed!
    They arent going to nip, they will create a territory and defend it. Small fish nip, big fish bite! I dont think you are going to have issues. A FM is usually peacefull unless breeding and acaras are the most laid back semiagressive I have seen.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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