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Re: Tell me what you think of these Jewel Cichlids :)

Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:58 am

Cool, thanks, I ordered a black and white Caribsea African Cichlid sand mix to layer on top and take it from there. I could see how this fish would survive, spread and invade without much harm to the ecosystem. It's a very oppurtinistic smart son of a gun in my aquarium and excellent swimmer both in slow and fast moving waters. I'm just happy it's not a female as it looks very agressive. It's become the semi boss of the tank and chases the Texas if it comes in her cave or territory.

Re: Tell me what you think of these Jewel Cichlids :)

Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:03 am

My Jewel is going for tank boss:

https://youtu.be/GG4o0FhkXFc

Re: Tell me what you think of these Jewel Cichlids :)

Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:32 am

easywolf31 wrote:My Jewel is going for tank boss:

https://youtu.be/GG4o0FhkXFc


That has been my experience: jewels holding their own against somewhat larger Central Americans.

I would suggest getting some with better coloration, or at least get a pair to bring out their breeding colors like below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CQqbnVLawks

Re: Tell me what you think of these Jewel Cichlids :)

Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:45 pm

mbargas wrote:
easywolf31 wrote:My Jewel is going for tank boss:

https://youtu.be/GG4o0FhkXFc


That has been my experience: jewels holding their own against somewhat larger Central Americans.

I would suggest getting some with better coloration, or at least get a pair to bring out their breeding colors like below

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CQqbnVLawks


Weird, the Green Texas is chasing the Jewel around now. I'd never get a pair again lol, unless they would be placed in their own aquarium. I had a pair terrorize a cichlid aquarium 20 years ago...never again. Yes, I wanted a Lifallili red jewel but I've never seen them in this city. Awesone fish to me, with or without much coliration. Thanks for the link.

Look like a female?
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