Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fish Addict, Mar 23, 2004.
what is your favorite cichlid ??
That would have to be the Angelfish With the Red Devil in a strong second. Funny how my two favorites end up being angels and devils.
I personally like Dwarf Cockatoo Cichlids and the Malawi Peacocks Cichlids.
As much as I love my oscars, if I could only have one tank, I'd probably put africans in it. Simply because they're smaller so you can fit more in a tank and they're available in just about any color. They also have quite a bit of personality and they're not as bad about tearing up tank decorations.
i would half to say my flower horn Zoe and my green terror Kagura in second and my convicts.. those are my absalute fav!! hmm alos my serverums.... naria and arial...
I love my rams! But I'm sure everyone's sick of hearing about them by now!
My favorites are the ... Lamprologous Brichardi
not too agressive, very beautiful.
A close second would be the heros severum!
i am just wondering because i am going to be making a 125 gal cichlid tank
First would be Oscars than Green terrors.
My fav is a tie between convicts and kenyii africans ^^ :idea:
my faves are river cichlids and demon fishes. firemouths are cool too but a little aggressive. i like the rivers b/c they seem so sweet but they are really the ones that run the fish tank. they put EVERYONE in their place!
for me it would have 2 be a jack dempsey or electric blue jack dempsey (same species, altered coloration)
jack depemsys are awesome
mine would be my yellow labs there so active and colourful.
Well Fish Addict :roll:
I have sooooooo many favorites... :? Where do I start...
My absolute Fav's would have to be the Peacock's, they are just breath taking!
#1 AULONOCARA BAENSCHI - AKA - "Sunshine Peacock"
#2 IODOTROPHEUS SPRENGERAE - AKA - "Rusty"
#3 PSEUDOTROPHEUS ACEI - AKA - "Yellow-tailed Acei"
#4 LABIDOCHROMIS CAERULEUS - AKA - "Yellow Lab"
:idea: These are my top 4 favorite of the less aggressive African Cichlids... And what I am beginning to stock my 125 gallon with!
Do you have any favorites yet?
What have you decided to stock your Malawi tank with, share with us :mrgreen:
well this is what i am think for my tank
Electric Yellow Cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus) x4
Red Zebra Cichlid (Pseudotropheus zebra) x4
Demasoni Cichlid (Pseudotropheus demasoni) x4
Kenyi Cichlid (Pseudotropheus lombardoi) x4
and some kind of catfish
and some kind of pleco
any ideas ??
i love cichlids their so coloful there like salt water fish
2 jack dempsey
Yup! I sent you the link on your other post... Here it is again
I see you have decided to go with the more aggressive ones, just be sure to introduce all of your "Yellow Labs" first, because although they can hold their own, they are the more peaceful species, and will get stressed if not introduced first.... I suspect, when the bullies move in, they'll still get a 'lil bit stressed, :-& but, having moved in first gives them a better start. Also, if you haven't already purchased one... Get them one of the Extra Large Amazon Plants (Plastic) It will help them seek refuge.... Although, I'm sure your tank is stocked with plenty of rocks and caves already, the Yellow Labs seem to favor this plant... IMO :wink:
Good Luck, and keep us posted :idea:
OOhhhh, almost forgot.... On Pleco's I'm not too sure. The only Pleco I really like is the "Gold Nugget Pleco", but I don't think it will do well in a tank with Malawi Cichlid's cause the Ph requirements are lower than that of an Mbuna setup They are beautiful though! Maybe someone else can help on the Pleco choices.
Check out your other post, Chelle has sent you a link w/ a ton of Synodontis 8)
i just started wondering if i could more in this tank like a
Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid (Copadichromis borleyi)
Moorei Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii)
what you think
my fav's are the goldfish
so easy to look after they need cold water so you dont have to keep adding warm water so i just have one goldfish
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