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I use discus bio-gold for under 2 inches. It's easier for them to eat than hikari baby. But if I had Spirulina flakes, I would do that.


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I see what you're saying! He does scavenge for food after I feed him his pellet, and always through out the day. But I'll definitely do a lot of small meals through out the day. Maybe only one pellet at night to hold him to the morning?


I don't feed my fish a couple of hours before they sleep (no later than 7pm). It's not necessary.
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Rocksor wrote: I use discus bio-gold for under 2 inches. It's easier for them to eat than hikari baby. But if I had Spirulina flakes, I would do that.



I actually have some of that left over from my Discus! Thanks for reminding me!
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Week two! I don't do pellets every day, but occasionally! As stated in the video, his fins are probably 90% better than what they were! I see great potential in this fish :)
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robham7770 replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

Great tank and nice little gt. I think they are one of the best looking cichlids out there. Keep the updates coming.
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scarhbar replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

Alright, 2 more questions:

1) What size should he be upgraded to a bigger tank? Keep in mind that it is 29 gallons now

2.) How should I scape this tank? Here's my thought: I could put a sword on one side, with some large rocks near the base so he can't really dig it up easily. The longer roots make it hard for a lot of cichlids to uproot them surprisingly as I've found out. And maybe a nice big cave for him made of rocks, with some manzanita branches coming down over the cave? Here's my super rough sketch!
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scarhbar replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

robham7770 wrote: Great tank and nice little gt. I think they are one of the best looking cichlids out there. Keep the updates coming.


Thank you! I plan to do it weekly for a couple months, then bi weekly then monthly. We'll really get to see how he grows with this food :)
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ehh replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

If it's a male it can get some size on him eventually. I think long term it'll need to be in a 75. But from a 29 the typical next size up is a 55. If you provide him with a cave he might hide all the time. I think I've read that they're normally hiders. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
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Rocksor replied the topic: My Green Terror Thread

They do tend to stay in the lower half of the aquarium. They are not free swimming like oscars, even with dithers.

I would just get the 75g or even 90g. Add some dithers like rosy barbs.

As far as aquascaping, your idea sounds interesting.
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ehh wrote: If it's a male it can get some size on him eventually. I think long term it'll need to be in a 75. But from a 29 the typical next size up is a 55. If you provide him with a cave he might hide all the time. I think I've read that they're normally hiders. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.


I've got my 75 outside right now waiting for him :) our landlord said no fish tanks over 30 gallons at first, but she sees we keep the place very nice, so I can upgrade my tank size with the new lease!

As for the cave, maybe it would be best not to have a cave at all?? Maybe just a few hiding spots? He's a really friendly fish already, but does that change as they grow older and as a single fish? I've really only raised groups of cichlids together
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