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  1. Default Plant Safe Cichlid Inverts


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    I'm starting a geophagus cichlid tank which may include one or several of the following: Green terror, Firemouth Cichlid, Green/Red Texas Cichlid, Geophagus Tapajos or a blue acara. I haven't decided yet, but the one thing I do have already is a Threadfin Geophagus.

    Anyhow, I'm going to try to keep if nothing else moss and hopefully a fully planted tank, but I'd really like to ad some inverts that can both withstand the cichlids and NOT eat the plants. Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashurbarnipal
    I'm starting a geophagus cichlid tank which may include one or several of the following: Green terror, Firemouth Cichlid, Green/Red Texas Cichlid, Geophagus Tapajos or a blue acara. I haven't decided yet, but the one thing I do have already is a Threadfin Geophagus.

    Anyhow, I'm going to try to keep if nothing else moss and hopefully a fully planted tank, but I'd really like to ad some inverts that can both withstand the cichlids and NOT eat the plants. Any suggestions?
    I'm wondering the same thing. I have a ten gallon with a convict cichlid and was wondering if some species of clawed shrimp would be able to hold its own against a cichlid but not be able to obliterate my plants (had a crayfish and even the plastic plants weren't safe).
    [B]Fish Aquarium:
    1 female convict
    1 female betta
    4 platys
    3 pepper corydoras
    1 clown pleco
    2 mystery snails

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    Try a gabon(cameroon) shrimp.

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    Bamboo shrimp may work because of its size, the ciclid may not attack. Do research before you try any.

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    Err... people... you do know how big these cichlids get? Andt that as soon as the hormones start flowing you'd better have sightlines broken and territorial boundries in place?

    Larger shrimp will try to eat the fish if they're young and asleep at night. Anything smaller is cichlid food. MTS will probably survive but that's it.

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    i wouldnt worry about the inverts eating your plants, they'll all be cichlid food, especially with the cichlids you are planning to keep, id worry about your cichlids ruining your plants, they love to uproot plants, a lot of cichlids move substrate around, they'll pick up rocks and move them, up root plants, so its tricky, id suggest going to the cichlid forum and getting more info there and learn their needs before worrying about what kind of inverts will go with them.

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    MTS would withstand the cichlids and are harmless to plants. Any sort of shrimp or crayfish would be eaten sooner or later, even the toughest of them molt and are vulnerable until the new shell hardens. Forget a fully planted tank with any cichlids larger than Apisto's, it just won't work. Java fern tied or glued to a suitable base is probably your best bet.

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