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Old 03-07-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
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excuse my poor spelling, but i saw today and my LFS a tank of small yellow cichlids, called mellon something johhani is it? well something like that, the keeper said they will rip my siamese apart? i know there a bit spitefull but 1 pair in a 3foot x 2foot x15inch planted tank? is this really going to be a problem, there very pretty and a paid or yellows would look nice.. another they had there was dwarf puffers, he told me they was brakish which i allready knew, but ive seen them in planted tanks and i know people have them on here. he didnt give 2 [censored][censored][censored][censored]s if i baught them or not which i found a bit sad but he "was still letting me know". could i have a pair of these without a brakish tank? i would love a pair but i dont want them to die on me, my ph is 7.6 at the mo but im gonna drop it this week to 7 if i can. any help would be appriciated.

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Old 03-08-2004, 03:45 AM   #2
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I believe you saw a female Melanochromis Johanni. Don't put those in planted tanks. They are messy diggers and will uproot a lot of stem plants.

Some brackish water fish can adapt to freshwater but needs high GH water. I'm not sure about the puffers though.
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Old 03-08-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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You do not want melanochromis johanni in your tank. trust me. They will most likely kill all your other smaller fish, dig up or eat your plants, and they prefer a pH of about 8
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Old 03-09-2004, 05:37 PM   #4
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yeah that was the name. there pretty fish but in that case ill give them a miss. thanks guys
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