chiclid environment?

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  1. sms2981

    sms2981 Plankton

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    Is there a web-site of photo gallery of what the chiclid natural surrounings looks like? I'm wanting to get the tank as cloase as possible. thanks
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    which chiclids sms2981

    there are South American, and also African species - and the enviroment is different for species from both those continents

    South American species typically inhabit places where plants/ bog wood/ tree roots are in the water

    African species are typically more rock dwelling species

    Steve
     
  4. sms2981

    sms2981 Plankton

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    more than likely african chiclid, can i put both in the same tank (african and south american)
     
  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    not a great idea to be honest , the African species ( I thought it would be due to you lace rock question) like hard alkali water , whereas the American chiclids like soft and acidic (generalistions I know)

    if you can give the common or latin names of the species of Chiclid your interested in
    you will get more feed back on the type of enviroment / set up best suited for them

    Steve
     
  6. LucBB

    LucBB Bristle Worm

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    I used to be a member of http://www.cichlid-forum.com/ (still am a member, just dont have cichlids anymore) It was pretty much like here (helpful, friendly, informative etc) but it was just for cichlids. :) Id take a gander there if i were you.


    p.s. I just thought as i'm writing this that i hope i don't get in trouble for posting a link to another forum (albeit a forum on a different subject matter). I'm not sure if there's any rules against doing so. If there is. I apologize. If not. Phew!! :D
     
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    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    No rules against it.

    In fact, you are doing the right thing. I would much rather have someone go somewhere else if they can help them better. It just doesn't happen often.;D
     
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  9. mikeHVAC

    mikeHVAC Spaghetti Worm

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    Find out where they are from if u are trying to mimic their environment. My African cichlid tank has lots of rock structures and hiding places.