Tank mates

Mitchellmaslin

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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.

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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Coradee

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pritam

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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
 

thefishdude277

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


 

Aloeb1

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Anders247

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What are the dimensions of the tank?
 

csawyer98

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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.:
 

slayer5590

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Keyholes would work with your rams.
 

Dom90

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csawyer98 said:
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.:
I would not do discus in a community tank, they are shy and would do better in a species only tank.


 

AquaticBrandon

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


 

Dom90

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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
 

slayer5590

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Cb discus do fine in hard water.
 

Dom90

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


 

slayer5590

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45 gallon is too small for discus anyway.
 

thefishdude277

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


 

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