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RustyReid
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PostSubject: How to choose cichlids   How to choose cichlids Icon_minitime8/30/2009, 9:39 pm

ok I see everyone talking about new cichlids they want and stuff and I see the abbrv. for them like F1 and stuff like that can anyone tell me what this stuff means and what this correct way when purshasing a fish or looking for one!

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose cichlids   How to choose cichlids Icon_minitime8/30/2009, 9:42 pm

F1 means the parents are wild caught. this is more of a honor thing as there are no documents to prove the origins of any fish. when i get new fish i try to see pics of the parents first so i have some kind of clue what it is going to look like.

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose cichlids   How to choose cichlids Icon_minitime3/11/2012, 7:51 am

FO-Wild caught
F1- First generation
F2- Second generation

The first thing you have to keep in mind is what system of water do you want to get your fish from? There are african, south african, and so forth. You want agressive fish or mild fish. When you choose the fish you want, Do your homework on them first. Then you will have to have either a large aquarium or a small one depends now on the fish you keep again. It sounds more difficult then it is. Just come on this site and you will find there is tons of fellow hobbist that will guide you. BEWARE!!!! Once you start, you cant STOP!!!!!! Great Hobby!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose cichlids   How to choose cichlids Icon_minitime8/22/2012, 12:30 am

How can you tell what cichlids will get along with each other?
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PostSubject: Re: How to choose cichlids   How to choose cichlids Icon_minitime8/22/2012, 9:25 am

witamygreatdanes wrote:
How can you tell what cichlids will get along with each other?

most cichlids will get along. i do not really recommend mixing the lakes for the most part. thier are some cases where it does work however. i would also stay way from the bargin mix bin cichlids as those species tend to be a little more aggressive in comparison to some other species. i think it might be easier if you post up cichlids you are considering and what your intentions are with the tank.

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PostSubject: Re: How to choose cichlids   How to choose cichlids Icon_minitime8/25/2012, 12:21 am

Yes post what you are wanting to get so we can help you! usafishbox

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