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what is your favorite cichlid

Discussion in 'Fish and Aquarium - all types' started by Fish Addict, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    what is your favorite cichlid ??
     
  2. gr8fuljames

    gr8fuljames New Member

    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.
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  3. Aqueous

    Aqueous New Member

    :D I personally like Dwarf Cockatoo Cichlids and the Malawi Peacocks Cichlids.
     
  4. t_chelle16

    t_chelle16 New Member

    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.

    -Chelle
     
  5. cichlids small jawz

    cichlids small jawz New Member

    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...
     
  6. tina1

    tina1 New Member

    I love my rams! But I'm sure everyone's sick of hearing about them by now!
     
  7. Hooben

    Hooben New Member

    My favorites are the ... Lamprologous Brichardi
    not too agressive, very beautiful.

    A close second would be the heros severum!
     
  8. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    Very Very

    i am just wondering because i am going to be making a 125 gal cichlid tank
     
  9. Pacuguy

    Pacuguy New Member

    First would be Oscars than Green terrors.
     
  10. fabbyfishies

    fabbyfishies New Member

    favorite cichlids....

    My fav is a tie between convicts and kenyii africans ^^ :idea:
     
  11. fishfood

    fishfood New Member

    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!
     
  12. grnlemonade

    grnlemonade New Member

    for me it would have 2 be a jack dempsey or electric blue jack dempsey (same species, altered coloration)
     
  13. needlefish

    needlefish New Member

    jack depemsys are awesome
     
  14. jason

    jason New Member

    mine would be my yellow labs there so active and colourful.
     
  15. figgy

    figgy New Member

    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:
     
  16. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    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 ??
     
  17. AMR22

    AMR22 New Member

    i love cichlids their so coloful there like salt water fish

    1 ram

    2 jack dempsey

    3 convict
     
  18. figgy

    figgy New Member

    Yup! I sent you the link on your other post... Here it is again :)

    http://www.theaquariumexchange.com/petricola.html

    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 :eek: 8)
     
  19. Fish Addict

    Fish Addict New Member

    i just started wondering if i could more in this tank like a
    Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid (Copadichromis borleyi)
    or
    Moorei Cichlid (Cyrtocara moorii)
    what you think
     
  20. Shazza

    Shazza New Member

    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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