Tank mates

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Mitchellmaslin, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Mitchellmaslin

    MitchellmaslinValued MemberMember

    Hello. I was wondering what other cichlids could go with Bolivian Rams in a 45 gallon. My options from my lfs are in the picture below.
    I prefer/really want a cichlid stocked tank. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1437125641.883635.jpg
    Sorry if this is a duplicate. My other post disappeared

    What other sa cichlids can I have with bolivian Rams that don't grow over 6" for my tank. My lfs only have these types



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  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I've merged your threads & posts, please only post one thread per topic
     
  3. pritam

    pritamValued MemberMember

    as per your list of fishes...most of them are semi aggressive and very aggressive.
    i can only recommend you ram and Bolivian rams. you can also choose discus but its good to have them with no other species in the tank bcos they are very peaceful and advance care level is needed
     




  4. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    Most dwarf cichlids will work.
    No "big" cichlids in a 45 gallon tho


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  5. Aloeb1

    Aloeb1Valued MemberMember

    Angelfish would work with rams


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  6. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    What are the dimensions of the tank?
     
  7. csawyer98New MemberMember

    You could definitely place them with other rams, discus and angels. But that is about the only ones off of that list that I would go with. But if your tank doesn't have a larger footprint, you could have some aggression between the rams and other dwarf cichlids (rams included). A minimum of 24" of tank length for every male to declare his territory would be necessary.:;2cents
     
  8. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    Keyholes would work with your rams.
     
  9. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I would not do discus in a community tank, they are shy and would do better in a species only tank.


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  10. AquaticBrandon

    AquaticBrandonWell Known MemberMember

    Discus also need a larger tank, need to be kept in higher temps and need 6+ of their own :)


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  11. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Also discus have strict maintenance routines and need soft water to really thrive etc so yea lets rule out discus :)

    I don't really get how they are shy but should be kept in groups? Lol
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  12. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    Cb discus do fine in hard water.
     
  13. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Yea... But since discus are passive, they'd get bullied by more..... eager tankmates.


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  14. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    45 gallon is too small for discus anyway.
     
  15. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277Well Known MemberMember

    Only dwarf cichlids will work
    Angelfish prefer living in groups, so 45 gallons isn't enough, 55 is


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