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Postby mlancaster » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi bzartler86,

The tank/stand/hood look great. But more importanly, your RD is awesome; he has awesome colors and body shape. It looks like his fins are a bit messed up; does he get picked on in your tank?

Thanks,
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Postby cage623 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:42 pm

Looks good. How are they doing in the bigger tank?

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Postby CjCichlid » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:51 pm

Looks good! I'm sure they appreciate all the new room. How's everyone getting along?
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Postby bzartler86 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:58 am

mlancaster wrote:Hi bzartler86,

The tank/stand/hood look great. But more importanly, your RD is awesome; he has awesome colors and body shape. It looks like his fins are a bit messed up; does he get picked on in your tank?

Thanks,
Matt


Matt his fins where like that when I bought him I saved him from a Pacu twice his size that was tearing him up. He is actually one of the more aggressive in my tank and has his own territory.
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Postby bzartler86 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:09 am

They seem to love it. They are setting up territories. Chasing each other but that's normal. I feel kind of bad for the JD he's the only one with out a territory and gets picked on a lot it seems like. But it's still early so I want to see what happens with the territories and stuff like that.
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Postby bzartler86 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:10 am

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Postby bzartler86 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:11 am

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Postby bzartler86 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:12 am

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Postby bzartler86 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:13 am

Sorry I love this pic one more!
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Postby mattmean » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:32 am

is your 200 like 8'x2x2.5?
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Postby bzartler86 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:28 pm

mattmean wrote:is your 200 like 8'x2x2.5?

No it is a 7x2x2
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Postby mattmean » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:41 pm

hmm that might work for myself down the road aslo. Im trying to plan my homes remodeling with the inclusion of a big tank haha.

My Mayan is just under 5 inches and she has to be kept solo at this point. I cannot believe how she instantly blasts any fish she sees.
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Postby bzartler86 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:05 pm

That's how mine gets to but the RD and Jag don't really put up with her and put her back into her place real quickly! LOL
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Postby Red Triangle » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:30 pm

bzartler86 wrote:Yes all of them are together currently in a 90. It's a 7 foot long 2 foot deep tank. Can I add a catfish to this group?


I think you could possibly add 1-2 more cichlids, and I'd also add a Leporinus. In a 7' long tank it will be too swift for all other fish.
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Postby Red Triangle » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:46 pm

Your 90 gal is awesome BTW! But why not so much caves and if no plants, then why no high spires when your fish are so big?
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