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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:55 pm

Wow great information BC!! Really insightful post. I love learning these kinds of details and hardly trust the pet store where he was purchased to properly ID.
Hopefully in time we can see him or her develop enough to get a really educated species identification.

I appreciate the response!
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:22 pm

Photos from tonight.
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:29 pm

One month of growth, side by side.
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:48 pm

Updated picture from last night. This shows off his colors really well.
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:49 pm

His new home awaits. I'm cycling the water as we speak. A sand substrate, wood and rock with a dimmer lighting to mimic a more natural environment.
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Auballagh » Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:08 am

This looks like you are planning on keeping this Texas Cichlid, as a 'Wet Pet'?
If so, cool!
Hericthys type Cichlids have a rather unfortunate tendency to destroy the tankmates kept with them.... :x
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What is the size of your somewhat enigmatic Texas Cichlid's, new aquarium?
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:54 am

I am indeed keeping him. He will be a solo fish in a tank all his own. His new home is a standard 55 gallon. Eventually I may upgrade to a 75 but at his growth rate I decided to jump on a newer larger tank since he’s doubled in size in a mere 2 months.

I’ve been told by a few people this looks like a hybrid. I’m still far too new to Texas cichlids to tell for sure. Either way I will continue to post update photos here so we can watch his change
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:17 pm

The final decorations placed. I have two filters, a bubbler, sand substrate, a mix of rock, open water, floating cover plant and dimmed lighting to mimic a more natural environment.
You can see the cichlid in the center of the tank. He/she is VERY active and greedily eating and exploring the new home. A very nice upgrade.
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Deeda » Tue Jul 06, 2021 6:01 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Auballagh » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:59 pm

Oh my. That aquarium really IS an upgrade!
And you're right, 'Junior' is definitely growing up pretty quickly. :)
Hmmmmmm....just one thing?

*COUGH* ...background... *COUGH*

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/vie ... 7&t=453819
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And definitely, that is indeed some visually nice aquascaping work. You build a nice tank.
But well, c'mon.... this new C-F celebrity needs a stage worthy of - THE SHOW, right? :D
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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:23 pm

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Re: Texas Cichlid?

Postby Central » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:01 am

Last nights photo
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