Upgraded To A 55gallon

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

  1. snowballPLECOValued MemberMember

    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. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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

  3. NavyChief20Well Known MemberMember

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

  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

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

    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. FashoogaFishlore VIPMember

    Nice...more swimming space.
  7. snowballPLECOValued MemberMember

    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. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    what size aquarium do you have?
  9. snowballPLECOValued MemberMember

    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. bruhValued MemberMember

    What tank size?
  11. snowballPLECOValued MemberMember

    It's 55g.
  12. yukondogWell Known MemberMember

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

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

    in a 55g? I currently have 4 B.Rams / Snowball Pleco / 1 Gold Gourami
  15. Redshark1Well Known MemberMember

    I'd predict chasing and stress.
  16. DarkOneFishlore VIPMember

  17. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    The more the merrier. I believe sterbais are one of the larger species right? I think 10 would be good.
  18. NavyChief20Well Known MemberMember

    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. snowballPLECOValued MemberMember

    I could always try, and if the FM was an abuser I could rehome him
  20. NavyChief20Well Known MemberMember

    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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