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In Topic: Juvie Geo Sudden Death - Any Experiences?

19 February 2019 - 09:00 PM

What size is your tank? What other fish do you keep with them? What substrate? Any fertilizers? Temperature? I assume you use conditioner with water changes?

Geos are generally peaceful fish. I used to keep a colony with 2 breeding pairs and never had any issues.
Havent kept fish in a while but I recall them requiring vegetable matter in their diets. Pellets should be small at their size, sinking 0.5mm so they can sift through the sand. Probably feed them less brine/bloodworms.
Also, I'm pretty sure they can be a bit sensitive to unstable water parameters (i.e. constant water changes). Maybe do 10% every 2 days and 15% every 3rd change which is still 45% water change every 6 days but a bit easier on the fish.
Or could just be the other fish. Also, fish can get quite aggressive at night considering that when a fish is found dead, it's usually in the morning.

In Topic: Cichlid Compatibility/stocking Advice

08 July 2018 - 10:31 PM

Different male peacocks should go fine together amongst the yellows.
If you want a bit of blue in the tank, have you considered blue dolphins? Quite nice fish and should get along with the others.
Otherwise everything seems okay

In Topic: Cichlid Compatibility/stocking Advice

08 July 2018 - 02:12 PM

Maybe remove the cobalt blues as they're herbivorous and the others arent, otherwise all should get along fine but I wouldnt mix the dragon bloods and red shoulders because they will cross breed unless you keep only males.

As with most africans, usually you keep 1 male : 2-3 females for breeding.

For display purposes you can go all males but with previous experience I've found males colour up the best when their's a female to show off to as well as another male to 'challenge'. Just note the subdominant male(s) wont look as nice.

Maybe stock 1-2 males of each peacock and
2 males and 4-5 females of the rest of the fish.

In Topic: Tanks/lights/bettas

18 June 2018 - 08:11 AM

6ft tank sold


In Topic: Tanks/lights/bettas

11 June 2018 - 12:54 PM