What have you learned keeping Cichlids
Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:26 AM
1. Thinking that a Jaguar a quarter of the size of the other fish in the tank would work in the short term while awaiting a bigger tank is kidding yourself. (Geez these guys get aggressive small!!!)
2. Trying to net your full grown oscar right next to your T.V, DVD and other various electrical appliances will probably end in tears. (And a fair bit of cleaning up.)
There's more but i'll see what everyone else has to say before I embarrass myself further.
Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:08 PM
I have to agree with number 2. I get wet, very wet every time I try to move an Oscar (or other similarly sized cichlid) And I believe they delight in doing so, all that splashing and thrashing about they do!
Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:24 AM
Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:52 AM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 08:55 PM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:40 PM
THIS IS ONE EXPENSIVE HOBBY !
OH and If you think you can keep a Cichla long term because you have a 125. YOU CAN'T !
Edited by cichlidfinder, 12 September 2008 - 09:43 PM.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:25 PM
EBJD's when small have a high mortality rate, I've lost 6 of 6,,look to be doing well then suddenly stop eating
Posted 13 September 2008 - 04:54 PM
Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:06 AM
Hmmm, another thing I've learned, for every fish I have there are 10 more I would love to keep and can't.
And that convicts are the rabbits of the cichlid world.
Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:47 AM
However, after enjoying the unique personalities of my angelfish and watching them raise their fry as long as they did, I've realized that, having kept cichlids, I'll probably never be interested in keeping most common community tropical fish again.
I've also learned that the cichlids I would like most to keep are always tank-busters that end up in the "some day" category.
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