Keyhole cichlid vs german blue ram.

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Keyholes will eat the Endlers (and possibly the Rasboras) when they get larger, so I think you will want the Rams. I don't see anything on your list that would be incompatible with those.
 

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Never seen my Keyholes any small fish!!! Very peaceful ro my believe.
 

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I would go with rams. They are beautiful in a planted tank.
Keep us posted.
 

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DoubleDutch: the key phrase there is that you've never SEEN them do it. Neither have I, but when they are the only large fish in the tank with a bunch of small ones and small ones start disappearing, you can pretty much figure out who did it.
 

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I love the look of Rams but my water is not suitable.

Keyholes have more subtle colouring but have their charm and I have enjoyed keeping a male. He was well behaved and longer lived than Rams are reputed to be.
 
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Ok looks like I'll get rams, what do you guys think about cockatoo cichlids? Apistogramma caucutoides I think they are called.
 

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Harlebleondora said:
Ok looks like I'll get rams, what do you guys think about cockatoo cichlids? Apistogramma caucutoides I think they are called.
Those are another peaceful dwarf cichlid. They would work.
 
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Anders247 said:
Those are another peaceful dwarf cichlid. They would work.
Would the same thing apply to apistogramma agasizzi? German blue rams are the smallest of the selection right?
 

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Harlebleondora said:
Would the same thing apply to apistogramma agasizzi? German blue rams are the smallest of the selection right?
Yes, A, agassizi (however you spell it) should work also.
Idk which is the smallest. They're all around the same size I believe.
Just a note on GBRs water quality: they don't need a low pH. I and several other members have kept them in a high pH successfully (8+ pH). They can even breed in that high of a pH. That pH just wouldn't work for wild specimens.
 
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Anders247 said:
Yes, A, agassizi (however you spell it) should work also.
Idk which is the smallest. They're all around the same size I believe.
Just a note on GBRs water quality: they don't need a low pH. I and several other members have kept them in a high pH successfully (8+ pH). They can even breed in that high of a pH. That pH just wouldn't work for wild specimens.
Yeah, I might choose rams because of how "domesticated" they are, although I do love unusual and oddball fish.

Thanks anders!
 
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What about nannacara anomala? I can get a pair for $45 aud.
 

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Those would work too.
 
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