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02-07-2013 09:19 PM
Green_Flash Nice blank canvas, so much potential.
02-07-2013 02:04 PM
dastowers I will post a pic of the plants that are in my Peacock Cichlid tank if you like. I have a few yellow labs in there but they behave pretty much the same as the Peacocks.

Also have a 46 gallon planted with Angelfish and a 150 gallon planted with Discus and Angels. Both substrates are 90% covered by some form of plant.
02-07-2013 11:38 AM
Low_t Tom Tanks for all the great advice. I am just geting started with the Tank. I will be doing a rockscape, so I will use crypts/swords. I am in no rush to get the fish in the tank so the plants can form a good root structure. I will post as I progress. Here is the blank canvas...
02-07-2013 03:40 AM
LB79 A. spinosissimus is an awesome, awesome fish that really should be more popular.
02-07-2013 01:58 AM
Cichlids in a planted tank?

Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
I really want to get a group of these...

...but nobody has 'em.
If you find, I want in on that action.
02-06-2013 11:54 PM
hydrophyte I really want to get a group of these...

...but nobody has 'em.
02-06-2013 11:47 PM
Green_Flash Apistogrammas , Discus, Angelfish, and Rams to name a few.
02-06-2013 08:33 PM
Cichlids in a planted tank?

Silver dollars are like paper shredders

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02-06-2013 05:58 PM
Snowflake311 Some cichlid dig some love to eat anything green. I have been keeping different South american cichlids for 5 years now. I know them well.

angle fish, discus, keyhole, any Apistogramma, Laetacara curviceps, are all good with plants. Just to make a few.

Blue acaras or most large Acaras and earth eaters are going to dig. They will make holes and move plants. or up root them. They make little holes for nest with breeding or just for the hell of it if they are in the mood. most larger Cichlids will take out aggression and show off how strong they are by Biting and pulling on leaves its really kind of cute.

Severum, festivum and Uarus LOVE to eat plants. The Uarus are clean up my plant clippings for me. These fish can not be kept with plants. Same with Silver dollars those fish are amazing plant eaters.
02-06-2013 05:33 PM
hydrophyte Thorichthys ellioti is a good one for planted tanks.

Also consider Cryptoheros spp..
02-06-2013 05:27 PM
Miira The husband just put blue rams in his. So far, so good, but I tease him that some morning he is going to wake up to murder and mayhem in his tank.
02-06-2013 03:52 PM
dastowers Have a heavily planted 75 with Peacock Cichlids. Sand substrate.
02-06-2013 03:42 PM
reddhawkk Dwarf checkerboard cichlids work extremely well with planted tanks.
02-06-2013 03:35 PM
Icegoalie32 Should work with the proper planning. Mostly plants attached to rocks/driftwood and plants with strong root systems like crypts and swords protected by large stones at their bases. I'm sure that a carpet is out of the question with the mid/large sized cichlids, unless you use parva and allow it to become well established.
02-06-2013 12:54 PM
HybridHerp look at my 75

I've kept parrot cichlids, geophagus brasiliensis, rainbow cichlids, angelfish, and even had an electric blue jack dempsey with plants once.

I want to try the dempsey out again, and try out some other things like firemouths (or their relatives) or some other sort of cichlid.

If I had an even bigger tank, I'd even attempt salvini and texas cichlids and chocolates and green terrors with plants....but for that I'd want something like a 180 gallon tank.
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