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whats a jelly bean cichlid? Is it one thats been dyed?

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Jonathan replied the topic: Re:Please help!

why would they get sick in such a short period of time


I'm not the expert, but...

The key to keeping these large fish, particularly Oscars, is lots and lots of clean water.

The huge water changes you'll have to do more than once a day can be quite stressful on their own. Possible temperature and ph changes, etc.

Plus, with such a low volume of water, anything that might go wrong will happen very quickly. Your pleco poo machine is creating a huge bio load all by itself. The nitrate levels will be extremely difficult to keep at bay. They can't endure much of this without health issues.

Also there's hostility issues and they just need the space.
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Ok that makes plenty of sense. And yes I will try and take a video a post it. Thank you all again for the info everyone. I want what's best for the fish

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Ronnie lee replied the topic: Re:Please help!

I cannot upload a video and the other fish are still hiding in their caves so I cant get other pictures. The oscar is a fancy oscar and yes the jellybean cichlid is unfortunately a dyed fish.

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I cannot figure out how to upload a video sorry.

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jnet replied the topic: Please help!

not good most dyed fish are stressed out so much when dyed its a nasty practice and many die just to make them. But you have it now and Im not here to judge you on bad calls.

Like mentioned before it might be best in this case to rehome the fish and then once your tank is set up get the ones you desire as realistically these fish are going to be in this 20gal tank for 2months or more. Unless you can get tank quicker and get tank running faster.

do you know what plec it is?

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jnet replied the topic: Please help!

with vids I publish them in youtube then add

or you can put them in photobucket, not sure other methods

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The plec looks like the normal ones they put in all the tank at your lfs

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