Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by peeps7, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I'm thinking about selling my african cichlids and getting semi aggressive fish, just for a change. Anyways I can't decide if I want to switch or not, I love my cichlids but I would also like a change. What should I do?
  2. Bubba

    Bubba Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    What size and how many tanks do you have?
    I have 6 tanks running at the moment.

    How much money are you looking to invest?
    Have you ever looked into Discus? They look awesome if you have the water quality, tank size and proper numbers for a school.

  3. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I just have one 55 gallon, I've had it set up with African cichlids for 2 1/2 years but I'm kinda ready for a change. I'd like to get semi aggressive but I just don't know if I can get rid of them. What do you think?
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    WRONG fish, my bad [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR

    Skip and I have been keeping African Cichlids off and on for 13 years.

    He grew up around aquariums all his life as his dad was into them. When Skip and I got together, he in turn, addicted me to them! (I'm getting my revenge with the chickens, he's hooked! [​IMG])

    We had 20-some tanks set up when we were living in town and were breeding/raising African Cichlids for quite awhile. We got out of that when we started our small/part-time aquarium business. We do it all...set them up from scratch or tear them down, maintain them, move them to new locations if need be, freshwater live planted, salt water fish only and salt water reef systems. At this time, we have 2 up and running tanks (1 African Cichlid tank and 1 small salt water reef that is fishless right now).

    I'm with Bubba on the Discus...they are some serious eye candy yet mellow for being a member of the Cichlid family. On the other hand, a tank full of different Tetras can be cool too. Gourami's are another good one...the Dwarf Gourami's are my one of my favorites.

  6. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

    Oct 24, 2007
    I say buy another tank hehehe
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I kept goldfish for years. They come in a awsome assortment of styles and colors. They have personnality and will eat out of you hand.
  8. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Songster

    May 14, 2007
    We used to keep those Angel fish. I loved them because they would chase my finger around. Duaghter who was 4 at the time fed them by dumping in a bag of flour. My Dh thought it was funny Sadi he only needed to cook them. I didnt think it was quite that funny.
  9. saddlebags

    saddlebags In the Brooder

    Sep 20, 2007
    weatherford Texas
    I have two tanks left one is 120 gallon(africans) offset in my living room wall and a 55 in my room.
  10. Hey, get some pirhanas and let them in with the cichlids!!!
    no dont im only kidding.
    I have plain jane goldfish now.
    I used to have tropicals but someone kicked the plug out of the powerpoint which was attached to their heater. really sad, broke my heart.
    I still use the heater for my spoilt and happy goldfish, they are pretty with spots of all colours.
    They just love frozen peas which I squish for them.
    I cleaned out their tank tonite, I gave up cycling the tank, it wasnt working, perhaps they are getting too big and the waste is too much for filter to catch.
    So they have 100% new water which Ill take 10% out and replace each day to try and cycle it again.
    Fishies seem to be harder to care for than chookies.

    Let us know what type of fish you decide on!!!

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