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Post by mac on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:41 pm

We have a 6x2x2 that will be set up as a CA tank. The only 2 fish we have for it is a pair of parachromis loisellei 4" . Any ideas
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Post by mickdeja on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Id say Aquamojo will give you a great few ideas for the tank.
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Post by serratus on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:21 pm

Theyre a young pair so you could pos. add jds, blackbelts, rostratus, spilurus, nics most med/lge CA would be ok as long as too big to eat and stay away from the looneys Red Devils Festaes etc.... but they are going to get more aggressive as they grow and the pair bonds...make sure you have lots of hides/caves etc and should be ok but keep an eye on them, they all have diff. characters... what makes them so appealling wink


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Post by zungaro on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:35 pm

vieja maculicaudi,syspilium,argentea.parachromis managuense.a top water level fish hard to beat an arowana and catfish like liearius pictus or leiarius marmoratus and something like a big royal pleco.theres plenty of variety in that line.
i have a vieja argentea for sale £15 its about 6"

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Post by mac on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Thanks guys. I've always liked the look of the blackbelts but only ever seen any of the big centrals on the net apart from a massive red devil I seen at lfs at the weekend. Will any of these fish be with you for the opening Drew are do they need to be ordered in
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Post by mac on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:16 pm

Zungaro will u put a pic up off it please
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Post by serratus on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:30 pm

Hi, i plan to have a good few centrals in im going to stock the more colourful ones to start with sajica,salvini etc... and a few bigger ones blackbelts, synspilums etc as we have 4ft tanks so plenty of space.... but if anyone wants any off the lists i posted let me know thumbs up
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Post by zungaro on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:36 pm

http://flic.kr/p/boneou this is the one for sale

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyL4iuD heres a couple of pics of my older argentea

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Post by Aquamojo on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:26 pm

Honestly, I wouldn't put other large cichlids in that tank. The loiselle will hit 10" as adults. Why not settle for something like a nice dither fish...Metynsis or Mylosoma and a nice pleco. I have always referred to minimally stock my tanks. Even if the fish are small now...the allure of adding fish "while they are still growing out" quickly turns into an overstocked situation down the road.

Loiselle are beautiful parachromis fish. Good luck with them.

Just my two cents...
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Post by mac on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:08 am

Gonna take your advice Mo. Have decided to give them their own tank. could I use a 100g uk to keep them in and give my SA the bigger tank
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Post by Aquamojo on Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:09 am

mac wrote: Gonna take your advice Mo. Have decided to give them their own tank. could I use a 100g uk to keep them in and give my SA the bigger tank

I think that would work just fine. Good plan.
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