Advice:Keep it clean! I do 45-50% water changes every week without fail. Also over filter your tanks as much as you can, I put twice the filtration recommended, it keeps the water cleaner, safer and more movement, If you can afford another filter theres no disadvantage
Quote:Yes you have to buy a heater, they are tropical fish...
About Yourself:Keeping fish for about 30 years, have raised angels commercially and trying to raise Discus now. This show tank is my grow out tank. I have 4 30 gallon bare tanks in waiting for when the pairs start to get frisky. My other life long hobby is photography, so photographing my fish is the best challenge of all.
Fish Kept:Discus, Angel fish Cardinal Tetras, Clown Loaches, Gold Spotted Plecostomus and Albino Coryadoras.
About Yourself:I have been in the hobby for around 40 years. I started with angle fish but now all I do are african cichlids. I am a truck driver. I really enjoy breeding and raising quality africans. I have over 3000 gallons in my fish room and to keep up with the water changes every week you really have to enjoy doing it.
Fish Kept:african cichlids: peacock, Haps, Frontosa
About Yourself:I am 37 have been doing the fish thing over the past 15 trs off and on.This last time im going 6 yrs strong.It started with a 39 gallon tank and 2 tiger oscars the size of 1 inch.II now have 3 55gallon,1 75 gallon,1 120 gallon 1 10 gallon and 1 5 gallon.I love fish!I love to go fishing also.I figured if I cant live with fish I will have them live with me.The only thing closer to me than my fish is my Tree Service and my dog(my best friend).
Fish Kept:ARCHERS OSCARS PEACOCK BASS JAGUAR CICHLID(m/f) BLACK KNIFE,Electic blue Jack Dempsies,feshwater flounder,fancy guppies,tetras,cat fish(upsidedown,albino channel,glass,walking,asian)dragon gobies,Electic blue crawfish
Description:JAGUAR CICHLID(MALE) this is the most aggresive fish I have ever had! This fish has to be kept alone! This fish is now about 15 inches long now and is about 3 years old. This fish was in a 75 gallon tank, but I had to move him back to a 69 gallon hex tank because he would swim as fast as he could into side of the 75 gallon tank trying to attack anything that came near the tank.I feared the fish would kill himself one day doing this as he has already broke the 2 front teeth he used to have.He will also pick up anything (rocks decorations etc..) and ram the tank with them so hard you will think the glass is going to break!(Pea size gravel is best with this fish)He will also attack the tube on the filter and push it sideways to the point that he almost knocks the filter off the back of the tank.As for water changes and cleaning of the tank this is a good 1...Majority of people will not agree with my upkeep of this fishes tank.I dont do hardly nothing!(magnetic scraper for algea and filter changes) This fish moves gravel ALL the time sturring the tank up! So the filter does all the work plus some help from the fish.THIS FISH WILL JUMP OUT OF THE TANK TO ATTACK YOU! So trying to put your hands in the tank with this fish is questionable or putting your face around an uncovered tank.I feed this fish pellet food and occasionally i will feed live shiners from the bait store,but Ive found live food creates high nitrates so filter changes are more often with live food.
Overall this is an exciting fish to have it is the most interactive fish I have ever seen and is always getting my attention
About Yourself:I use to do it when i was a kid then one day i seen how bright and vibrant Cichlids are and that there freshwater fish so I decided to get back into it.
I'm layed off from a Car Dealership Thanks to Obama.
I use to do Detailing during the day and a salesmen at night then towards the end I was a Painters Assistant
Fish Kept:Green Terror, Flame Back, Rusty, Peacock, Yellow Lab and a Red Finned Albino Cichlids and a Rubbernose and one Brush Mouth Plecos and a recently added Red Clawed Crab