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Anyone have any experience with this little fish? I'm thinking of getting a trio (1M/2F). They seem like a neat little fish, and even though I've never had a mouthbrooder, they seem like a good beginner I was thinking of doing a 3D background, with a dark sand for substrate. I also have some slate caves made, and was thinking of some low light plants. Does anyone know if they'll dig up plants? Thanks,

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Here is an article on Pseudocrenilabrus nicholsi, there isn't much difference in care of the two species.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/p ... cholsi.php

All cichlids will dig to some degree, but plants such as Vallisneria, Swords and Cryptocornes usually have substantial root systems that will prevent them from being uprooted easily. In addition, Java Ferns and Anubias can be kept, and they don't require rooting, rather being attached to driftwood or rockwork. Their digging shouldn't be excessive to the point of uprooting plants very quickly anyway.
 
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