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  1. #1

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    So as many already know my 2 Oscars and my Green Terror are going into a 100 gallon in April some time..... That will free up my 55 gallon which I was going to put rams in.... My thoughts are this.... Why not buy a 30 long and put 6 Bolivian Rams in there and plant it..... then in the 55 gallon I could go red jewels and firemouths yeah!!!!!!!! So the only problem is how do I break this to the wife...... lol.... any suggestions......
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    use the reasoning... "if you love me you'll let me"!!!!!
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    yeah then she'll turn right back around and use it on me for a new car lol.......... this could be really expensive for me.......
    75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey

    55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio

    20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.

    "Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."

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    mmm so true. i didnt actually think of that side of it... oh geez where was my smarts when my ex used that on me all the time for new cars? i could have got my horse easy as lol
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    I'm thinking flowers and chocolate and earrings, hmm... maybe a braclet lol...... oh no.......
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    something soft and fluffy??? maybe a kitten or puppy lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbeining75
    So as many already know my 2 Oscars and my Green Terror are going into a 100 gallon in April some time..... That will free up my 55 gallon which I was going to put rams in.... My thoughts are this.... Why not buy a 30 long and put 6 Bolivian Rams in there and plant it..... then in the 55 gallon I could go red jewels and firemouths yeah!!!!!!!! So the only problem is how do I break this to the wife...... lol.... any suggestions......
    Are those Jewel Cichlids you mentioned Hemichromis bimaculatus? They make Convicts look like church mice even when they are NOT breeding. 'Savage' is too kind a word for them. Yes, they are attractive, and gorgeous when in breeding garb, but far more trouble when they are worth. When I bred them, about two-thirds of the time the male would kill the female before or after breeding. The rest of the time the females killed the male.
    If you could manage a happy couple of Jewels, you've done something. But keeping them with Firemouths would be a mistake.
    If you can get ahold of the second volume of the Baensch Cichlid Atlas, you'll see there are a lot of dwarf cichlids species that are far more interesting and attractive than plain ole Rams and Firemouths.
    If you want to talk alternate stocking plans, just ask.

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    you serious dave??? sorry not doubting you at all, just i have a pair of jewels and they are no problem at all -besides them eating their fry at 4 days old every batch they have. ive saved about 20 from one lot and another 10 from another. but yeah mine dont fight or anything.
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    Yes thats correct Dave they are a little on the excited site I'd say and a little aggressive also yes...... I already have thefiremouths in my daughters mixed african tank... I need to move them before they get unhappy and play tag with their tankmates..... I have kept red jewels and firemouths together with alot of rock caves and driftwood..... like you said the problem is mating as both red jewels and firemouths become very very aggressive....... however I had no problem keeping them together before... Maybe I just had a nice bunch....
    75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey

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    Also when I set my cichlid tanks I provide alot of cover 70% usually to keep them preoccupied........ I wanna stay mid sized cichlids for the 55 gallon so I'm thinking texas are nos, oscars no, gt's no, red devils no, hmm I guess maybe severum.... one each no breeding

    red jewel severum and the firemouths..... hmm thats alot though too much......
    75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey

    55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio

    20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.

    "Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."

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