theyre not actually really hard to take care of. just with the right stock alot of hiding place, sand (so they can dig the out of it and make the landscape more natural.) and change water once a week.. n ur good to go ;PRoxie Brookshire said:Your fish are so pretty. Cichlids scare me cause I worry they would be hard to take care of. Very impressive.
You can use sand or gravel. I use gravel and they still dig it up, but sand is prefer that's how there natural habitat is.ralph113 said:
We're did you read that duboisi need meat in their diet,there the one that love almost 100% vegetation not meat is bad for them if you feed more then needed readhttp://www.aquaticcommunity.com/tropheus/duboisi-maswa.php under feeding section. As for the lighting what do you have t8,t5 LEDs. I have strong light on my tank it encourages algae which my fish love picking at.AquaLady said:I also noticed they are very few cichlid keepers on this forum. That's why I took it upon my self to post pics to see what you guys are missing!
I gave the duboisi to a friend because I read that they need a bit of meat in their diet. The demasoni are pretty chill in my tank. When they act up, the boss, which is a powder blue socolofi will interfere and chase the trouble making fish in the corner for time out. They're so fun to watch.
I sooo don't like the lighting in the tank. It bring a out all the reds of the fish but hinders the rest. Plus its so dark and will cease algae growth.
I don't have anymore pics of the salousi on the device I'm using to write this post. So soon I should take more pics and put them up.
AquaLady said:I also noticed they are very few cichlid keepers on this forum. That's why I took it upon my self to post pics to see what you guys are missing!
Hi AquaLady! Your tank & fish are beautiful!
LOL....I was afraid of keeping cichlids thanks to two of my male co-workers always talking about keeping the aggressive ones & the fighting. I cannot stand the thought of injuries or worse.
However...both my husband & myself love the colors & variety & know it is the closest thing to saltwater we will ever have. We had Angels & knew they were fine in a community tank. Then we bought three baby gold severums & LFS did not have them iN Cichlid part of store - so later learned we may be on our way to a tank as it turned out
Knew we needed a larger tank - got a 180 gal for Christmas & just got everything together & began cycling the tank this morning. So very soon there will a tank in Virginia - thanks for the pictures