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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2007, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
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Small cave dwelling/community fish

I'm trying to finish stocking my tank right now and need a little help. Currently it holds 15 brilliant rasboras. I have a piece driftwood with multiple cave/hollows in it that I would like something to inhabit/frequent as a point of interest in the tank. Thanks.

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Possibly a male or a pair of dwarf cichlids.
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Mainly Cichlids just got a order in of various Apistos from "Apisto Dave" Soares of Soft Water Dwarfs. You might like a triple red or Borelli, who knows.

Both species seem pretty mellow to me. I have the Cacatoides triple reds with Black Neons and a pair Borelli males with Rasboras and Neons.

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If the holes are close to the substrate; smaller plecos will happily take residence in it.
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Loaches are also lovers of nice holes to hide in; not sure the tank size but a pair of small cichlids as mentioned, rams or kribs would fit as well.

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Dicrossus filamentosus - Checkerboard cichlid: another variety of dwarf cichlid. My checkerboards frequently swim in and out of my driftwood; they also like their own cubbyhole to hide away in for sleeping. However they do better in a longer tank. You did not mention the size of yours?
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