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Frodo
12-09-2005, 01:45 AM
this is a cichlid right? it looks hella sweet any one know some info on them?

http://www.akwafoto.pl/tapety/uaru_amphiacantoides800_600.jpg

josh_shilling
12-09-2005, 09:34 AM
They are similar to discus in terms of water quality and care, reach 12" in length, and should be offered plenty of greens in their diet. Not very agressive.

http://www.geocities.com/josh_shilling/amphiacanthoides.html

NEO_72
12-09-2005, 10:22 AM
I plan to get two this weekend. I've read if they are capive bred, they can tolerate a wider range of water params. And they enjoy the comany of their own kind, so I would suggest 2+ if you have the space.

Frodo
12-09-2005, 11:51 AM
the reason i ask is because i found them when i was searching for fish to put in a tank with flower horns and found these guys. i was thinking a pair of flower horns and a pair of these guys, whatis there common name? and are they hard to find? thanks guys.

NEO_72
12-09-2005, 01:25 PM
No no no....Common name is traiangle cichlid. I don't even think two flowerhorns will get along - uarus are peaceful and would get slaughtered!

josh_shilling
12-09-2005, 06:51 PM
Yeah that would be a bloodbath. Uaru's are similar in temperament to a severum or festivum. Not a complete pushover, but no match for a r/d - trimac hybrid.

Frodo
12-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Originally posted by josh_shilling
Yeah that would be a bloodbath. Uaru's are similar in temperament to a severum or festivum. Not a complete pushover, but no match for a r/d - trimac hybrid.

so no go on the Flower Horn with the Uaru? that is how i found him, in a long search for F/H tank mates. would midas work better?

josh_shilling
12-10-2005, 06:59 AM
Midas would work much better.

Frodo
12-10-2005, 10:21 AM
thanks just what i wanted to hear. what about a texas blue and a female jd? these are already about 4-5inches.

josh_shilling
12-10-2005, 06:48 PM
One thing I neglected to ask- what size tank? (not just gallons- dimensions also)

In a big enough tank lots of things become possible that are not otherwise.

Frodo
12-10-2005, 08:48 PM
ok, well it is more then likely going to be a 150gal or 125gal. and i would like to combine my current american cichlids with them a 5 inch jd female, and a male 5 inch texas blue spot, now given that they are already big i will put the flower horn and midas in a grow out tank a 46 or 55gal. so do this sound good?

josh_shilling
12-11-2005, 05:56 AM
It sounds to me like you're on the right path.

Frodo
12-11-2005, 10:07 AM
nice, i would love to put one midas, one red devil, one flower horn and my two americans in there...but i am sure the 150gal would even be to small :(