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Ophelia - 2005-05-28
We have 2 Jack Dempsey, got them both a few months ago at roughly an inch and a half each. Now the one that was slightly bigger is getting really big while the other one hasn't grown much. The big one chases the little one a lot so the little ones always hiding. We've been unsuccessful adding any fish to the tank. They do have amazing color, though!

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Teng Vang - 2005-05-24
My Jack Dempsey was one of my favorite fish. It was dark all the time had lot's of shiny blue scales across it's body, face, and fins and had a bit of red on the tip of it's dorsal fin. It just looks awesome when flaring against my other cichlids. A very tough and cool fish!

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Dr. Lan Phan - 2005-05-23
Hello everyone in the aquarium hobby business. I'm a proud owner of a 200 gallon Oceanic Show tank will the following fishes: four blood parrots, two silver arowanas, three silver scats, two silver dollars, three clown loach, five red tail sharks, three rainbow sharks, opaline gourami, golden gourami and a plecostamus. Everybody is approximately the same sizes except for the plecostamus and silver arowanas. The water chemistry is as follows: pH-7.4, nitrite-0, ammonia-0, nitrate-10. Feeding includes freeze-dried blood worms, Omega One super color floating pellets, and on occasion as a treat frozen Hikari blood worms. Water changes are accomplished by doing a twenty-five to thirty percent of water every month. Filtration Emperor 400, four Ehiem 2217 in line, four 2215 in line, 3 Maxi-Jet 1200 and 3 Maxi-Jet 1000 for circulation. Additionally using Tetratec DW96-2 to run a 48 inch. bubble wand. Temperature is set at 82 degrees farenheit. For lighting I used four 10,000K and two 50/50 bulbs. Decorations consist of clay pots, African drift wood anchored down by slate, tall long artificial plants, and many hiding places too. I hope you enjoy reading this.

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Anonymous - 2005-05-21
I just got 4 angelfish and i love them. thank you for helping with the temperature. i fixed that since they were freaking out on the first day. Angel fish will make anyone happy if they take care of them.

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Khristie - 2005-05-20
I must have been one of the unlucky pet owners because my fish is NOT shy and NOT calm! He's extremely agressive! The last time I cleaned the algae out of his tank, he bit my finger and latched on! He didn't let go! And I just fed him not even an hour earlier! Nevertheless, I still love Skittles.

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Mike - 2005-05-10
the compressed cichlid grows very slow and should be kept in a tank where it is not bullied until able to fend for itself.

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daniel - 2005-05-10
I recently got three electric yellows and ive found that one of those is extremely territorial and they all love to borrow, they have dug caves in the sand around most of my rocks.

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Amy - 2005-04-29
I have 2 jellybean fish. I love watching them rearrange their home. The rocks and plants are moved all the time. They are truly amazing fish.

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Animal-World info on Texas Cichlid
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Paul D. Swanson - 2005-04-15
My Texans are now on their second batch of fry. I rescued about 50 from the first batch and they are doing fine in other tanks. The second batch has been left in the tank with the parents. They take them out on "walks" every day and dote on them. The tank is full of other cichlids but they are nowhere to be found. They hide in the rocks and bushes until I throw in some food. Then they dart out and commence the feeding frenzy. The Texans have all their tank mates completely dominated. Its been two weeks and the fry are still there. Im guessing that in a few weeks they will mostly be gone unless they can find a place to hide in the bushes as well.

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Animal-World info on Electric Yellow Cichlid
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Pam - 2005-04-07


I had recently purchased three Electric Yellow Cichlids, (2 inches), two Albino Oscars, (1.5 inches), and a pleco (3 inches). After reading how peaceful the "Yellows" were supposed to be, and being told that because they are the same size as the Oscars, they would all be fine in the tank (29 Gal.). Well, not true... my "Yellows" managed to kill one Oscar, and totally de-fin the other....which I am about to have mercy on the poor fella.... So beware, sometimes the most aggressive fish, become victim of the so called peaceful fish.

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