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Re: Cichils + plants
Teresa ( Wubba2u at aol_com ) wrote:
> Subject: Ciclids + plants
> I know that he regularly
> "re-decorates" his tank, but I would still like to put some live plants in
> there (after I ditch the blue plastic ones and the matching gravel!
> I read somewhere that ciclids do ok with floating plants. I also just had the
> idea of putting some very sturdy plants into a ceramic pot, and then
> silicone-gluing the pot to some very heavy rocks. Might this work? or am I
> completely coo-coo?
Convicts AREN'T very plant-friendly. I've had them destroy even the
toughest anubia, Java ferns, and bolbitis. If he's already digging
and he only has a little space to play in, he'll start on the plants
next. I'd advise against it from personal experience, but every fish
is different. Just don't lay down a lot of money on the plants.
> Also, are there other SA ciclids that specifically would do well with
> this guy and some plants? Thank you for sharing your experience and advise.
> Teresa in SoCal
When he gets grown, he may develop an appetite for the dwarf
cichlids, plus they're expensive. More convicts would work ;-). Fire-
mouths Meekiis do well, also Jack Dempseys. Those are big fish,
though, and they'll need a minimum of 55G to properly get along
well. Convicts need big buddies.
Dwarfs (apistos, checkerboards, nanacaras, rams, etc.) work great
with plants. Convicts work well with rocks ;-).