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I keep reading conflicing information elsewhere about Green Texas Chichlids and Texas Cichlids.
I see in your profiles that they're listed as 2 seperate fish with no photo for the Texas Cichlid. I just bought one labeled as "Texas Cichlid". Could anyone specify the difference in size/personality for the 2? The one I got is under 2". Can they be sexed before adulthood?
Here's mine if it helps any.
 

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Ksane,

It looks as though you have a Herichthys Cyanoguttatus. It seems a bit early to sex, but the lack of a black dorsal spot points to male. H. cyano is very similar to H. carpintis, physically. Cyano's get a bit larger maxing between 10-12 inches, whereas carpintis seem to stay around 10 inches. On the whole, carpintis seem to be a bit more aggressive than their larger cousins.

Either way, both are great fish and stunning as adults.

~Rush~
 

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Rush! My hero lol! I didn't see this answer til I'd already talked to you 'on the other side of town' :) Gage, thank you, too.
I've already figured out how to arrange the tanks to get this guy into a 6' tank (130 g).
Big questison...I keep reading how "aggressive" they are. He's only 2" now, if I get him in with my 9" common Plec ASAP, can I hope he won't pick on him later? How about a 4" Raphael Cat also?
 

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he should be perfectly fine going in with the larger pleco and cat. Even if he has 6 inches, it would work fine, IMO.
 

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cichlids generally ignore pleco's if they aren't hoarding in on their eggs, even then pleco's are armored catfish and shouldn't catch much damage from the texas.
 

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Well that's good to know. My Oscar never did leave this Plec alone and the Plec ended up with new chunks missing out of his fins every day. That's why I was concerned about how the Texas would be if I didn't raise him *with the Plec and Raphael.
 

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I agree with the others. My tex ignores pretty much any fish unless they are in his territory, or pose a threat to him. Plecs and cats are on the 'ignore' list.
 
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