Upgraded To A 55gallon

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by snowballPLECO, May 19, 2018.

  1. snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    I upgrade to a 55g, currently have 3 danios, 1 snowball plec and one bolivian ram.. Gonna be adding more danios this week

    Any other cichlids Compatable with Bolivian Rams?
     
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  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    What size tank? How many Bolivians? And what else is in the tank?
     
  3. NavyChief20

    NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    Some Cichlids are compatible with bolivian rams yes, but most will see them as a snack
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    What about adding another Bolivian ram and then a rainbow cichlid or a pair of keyholes?
     
  5. OP
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    snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    Just put my 5 fish in there an hour ago, my snowball PLECO is a madman right now, never seen this man so god active!! he must be enjoying all the space he has now omg!
     
  6. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    Nice...more swimming space.
     
  7. OP
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    snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    I have 4 BRs, they're thriving and doing great... but my question is can I get any type of other cichilid that isn't a ram? I really like the firemouth Cichilid and a couple others, but I don't know if they'll beat up on my rams, even though my rams are tough little dudes
     
  8. D

    DutchAquarium Well Known Member Member

    what size aquarium do you have?
     
  9. OP
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    snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    its a 55g

    Will a FM beat up on my rams? I also have a gold gourami who's relatively peaceful at the moment and a snowball pleco
     
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  10. bruh

    bruh Valued Member Member

    What tank size?
     
  11. OP
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    snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    It's 55g.
     
  12. yukondog

    yukondog Well Known Member Member

    I've kept FM and from what I know of them they more than likely will.
     
  13. bruh

    bruh Valued Member Member

    I'd say yes. Firemouths can be pretty aggressive not to mention the temp differences.
     
  14. OP
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    snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    in a 55g? I currently have 4 B.Rams / Snowball Pleco / 1 Gold Gourami
     
  15. Redshark1

    Redshark1 Well Known Member Member

    I'd predict chasing and stress.
     
  16. DarkOne

    DarkOne Well Known Member Member

    10-12.
     
  17. Demeter

    Demeter Well Known Member Member

    The more the merrier. I believe sterbais are one of the larger species right? I think 10 would be good.
     
  18. NavyChief20

    NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    So cichlids run the full spectrum of aggression. All of the South American and central american cichlids that I have are Very very aggressive. My African cichlids are oddly peaceful.

    I would caution you on firemouths. Make sure you have plenty of hiding spots or plants to break up the sight lines as they will get territorial if they see others.

    You could get lucky though and have some relaxed firemouths. My neighbor has firemouths from one of my fry batches and nothing is safe in his tank.
     
  19. OP
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    snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    I could always try, and if the FM was an abuser I could rehome him
     
  20. NavyChief20

    NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    Yeah its really a roll of the dice on some of them. I exclusively keep cichlids because i love their attitude and spunk but some of them make me crazy
     




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