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Old 10-27-2012, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Anyone keep cichlids outside or any tropicals outside?

Hello
Anyone keep cichlids outside or any tropicals outside?

Do you keep them out all yr long?

I keep a pair of Dempseys which breed non stop all spring summer and pair of fire mouths in another 70 gallon rubbermaid but I bring them in mid Nov to late March (more or less).

Other tropicals like platys which stay out all yr long in buried pvc ponds and thrive.

I am in Miami.

Here is pic of F Dempsey guarding eggs which are laid by side of trough and outside of trough. I removed some water for this pic to get better shot.
I do not use filter but siphon out 25% of water every couple days for plants and add dechlorinated water.

Male is big and will post pics when they come in for winter 75 gallon tank but they prefer it outside , his colors become amazing .
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