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Rocksor replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Well if he gets together with any female, he will keep the others in a small area. The question is will the others play nice in the small area.

Stick to all males, minus the dovii.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Good point Rock, thx for the input. Still many months away, lots to consider.


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BlueMoonJay replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

H. cyanoguttatus is the scientific name Rock. It isn't the green or red texas. I'll get a pic as soon as I can
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Rocksor replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Best to keep him/her alone in the 75g. They are very aggressive unless the tank is large enough. Observations in the wild have them shoaling together since they have enough space. You shouldn't need a heater unless the temp dips below 55F in your house. You can save quite a bit of money on electricity bills with that fish.

If you want to temporarily put dithers, rosy barbs and buenos aires tetras do well in temps around 60F. Even the pepper cory cat and bristlenose plecos do well in those low temps.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Very cool fish BlueMoon, look forward to seeing the little monster. Apologies again for hi-jacking your thread for a bit. I get carried away with big mean cichlid talk!


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BlueMoonJay replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Temps in my house usually stay under 70 year round, typically 65-68 range. Wife wasn't to thrilled about the new guy at all. But it's good to know a heater won't be necessary really, but I'll keep one in his tank just in case.

I'll try to get a picture today and post it
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Here ya go guys. He's a bit camera shy, so here's the best shot I was able to get
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Rocksor replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Nice looking guy! Yeah, just keep the heater at around 60F if it can go that low or the lowest setting.
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ehh replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Rocksor wrote: Those fish do better with a cool down period for a few months, which is what they experience in the wild. Low 60s to High 90s.


this is very interesting. good to know.

during this time period you would feed the fish much less wouldnt you?
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Rocksor replied the topic: New Texas Cichlid

Yes you would feed less due to a much slower metabolism. If you can train them to eat flakes, you can feed them spirulina flakes during the cool down period.
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