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Re: Stocking ideas

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If its cichlids you are considering the golden eye dwarf cichlid is a perfect starter for a beginner you should look them up, they are very peaceful this is what I started with these are mine male and female.
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Blue rams are more aggressive than Bolivians.
Angels can't be trusted, even if they're peaceful at first.
Dwarf cichlids like Stevies above and checkerboard are pretty docile.

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Stevieglasgow wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 15:21 pm
If its cichlids you are considering the golden eye dwarf cichlid is a perfect starter for a beginner you should look them up, they are very peaceful this is what I started with these are mine male and female.
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These are lovely!!! Super nice! I look out for them.

Will small cichlids live with Corys?

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Yes i have 6 peppered Cory's in with these,there is no problems what so ever.
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I think will start with Corys :)

Then Need to decide on 1 larger school of fish, maybe tetras or Rasbora.

Then will look at dwarf cichlids 😊😊 how exciting!

Fingers crossed the shops reopen soon 🙈

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Redpanda wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 21:11 pm
Fingers crossed the shops reopen soon 🙈
I was looking at online fish shops, most seem to be delivering so is an option if you’re ready to go. Not sure if there’s any preferred online shops though.

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Penfold wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 21:43 pm
Redpanda wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 21:11 pm
Fingers crossed the shops reopen soon 🙈
I was looking at online fish shops, most seem to be delivering so is an option if you’re ready to go. Not sure if there’s any preferred online shops though.
Yes not so sure about that, I could try I suppose, but you don’t know what you going to get. Not that I’m an expert In the first place..
I might try calling local shop and see whether they are providing any services at all.

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Found a pic of my chequerboard cichlid - male, the female is not so brightly coloured, not the best pic but he was truly a stunning fish, sadly I lost the female after about 8 months and during this time I had become more aware of the effect of water hardness on fish, since they really need softer water I decided not to get any more and rehomed the male, wish I had a better pic but this was some time ago, still it might give you some idea here he is :)

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Piranhas! :grin:

OK maybe not, just a thought. :$
...I'm going for long drive to check if my piles to are OK :grin:
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Staffylover wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 22:23 pm
Found a pic of my chequerboard cichlid - male, the female is not so brightly coloured, not the best pic but he was truly a stunning fish, sadly I lost the female after about 8 months and during this time I had become more aware of the effect of water hardness on fish, since they really need softer water I decided not to get any more and rehomed the male, wish I had a better pic but this was some time ago, still it might give you some idea here he is :)

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He’s beautiful 😊😊

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