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    A few months prior I setup a 40G Breeder for some P.saulosi....they were doing fabulous for a few weeks until they went off feed and started to die one by one. Water parameters maintained very consistent of 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, no more than 10ppm nitrate, 8.2pH and high hardness. Tank is scaped with lace rock, manzanita, floating plants, and a thin layer of aragonite sand. I treated the P.saulosi with Prazi Pro as I figured it was some sort of parasite however nothing worked to save them. My last died a few days prior. Their diet was Cichlid Excel, Spirulina Flakes, and Emerald Entree.

    As I am kind of ticked about this event I am considering some small CA cichlids for the tank...what would be some suggestions for this kind of setup. I will run it a few weeks without any livestock just to make sure whatever it was should be killed out.

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    I am also open to some different small africans if anyone had a suggestion for those...the only thing Im not interested in is small lake Tangs...kept those a few years back and they bored me to tears.
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    A species or few from the Amatitlania genus

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    How about these guys

    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    I have a good number of juvie Australoheros oblongum on hand. They also love the hard/alkaline water, and if you could source some Gymnogeophagus you could end up keeping a pair of each in a 40 breeder. They don't need a heater unless you want them to spawn, keeping them too warm will actually shorten their life span a bit.

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    I like the oblongums, how would they do with some livebearers in the tank or perhaps some barbs? I'm going to leave it empty for another week and do a 90% WC before trying to restock. I would be interested in 6 juvies, how much would they be to ship?
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    If the livebearers are small enough to eat, they will, but otherwise they aren't generally aggressive toward other fish. Rough on conspecifics when they pair up, but once paired they stay together. My original breeding pair were moved around several different tanks and never lost their pair-bond over several years time. They mixed very well with Malawi mbuna and Hap's, botias and pleco's, Synodontis catfish, and probably some others I'm forgetting now. Shipping would likely be around $15-20 for Priority Mail. They're a bit too large to trust to breather bags now, won't need a heat pack, the box size would be 12x12x12.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks...

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    Sounds good I'll PM you in another week or so on further details when I'm ready for new stock :)
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