Upgraded To A 55gallon

snowballPLECO
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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?
 
TexasDomer
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What size tank? How many Bolivians? And what else is in the tank?
 
NavyChief20
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Some Cichlids are compatible with bolivian rams yes, but most will see them as a snack
 
TexasDomer
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snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
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!
 
Fashooga
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Nice...more swimming space.
 
snowballPLECO
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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
 
DutchAquarium
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what size aquarium do you have?
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
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
 
bruh
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What tank size?
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
It's 55g.
 
yukondog
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I've kept FM and from what I know of them they more than likely will.
 
bruh
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It's 55g.
I'd say yes. Firemouths can be pretty aggressive not to mention the temp differences.
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
in a 55g? I currently have 4 B.Rams / Snowball Pleco / 1 Gold Gourami
 
Redshark1
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I'd predict chasing and stress.
 
DarkOne
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10-12.
 
Demeter
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The more the merrier. I believe sterbais are one of the larger species right? I think 10 would be good.
 
NavyChief20
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its a 55g
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.
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #19
I could always try, and if the FM was an abuser I could rehome him
 
NavyChief20
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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
 
yukondog
  • #21
I agree with NavyChief on the FM.
 

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