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Offline rosaleen

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Chromides
« on: July 17, 2016, 08:14:17 AM »
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Hi
I'm in a hard water area, and a link to hard water fish was suggested on the forum, thanks again for that.
So I've finally got round to looking at this link in detail and I have started to check out  the various options.
A number of  things  have come  up so far.......
The orange  Chromide looks interesting,  the info sheet says they   should have a low concentration of salt equivalent to "about 4 grammes of salt  per litre". But how would  the addition of  salt affect my other fish?
These are 

4 penguin tetras, 1 red phantom tetra, 2 baby copper harlequins, 1 kholi loach, 1 bristlenose( I think he/she is still there) , 6 japonica shrimps, 3 zebra snails, 1 rabbit snail.

Is it a complete non starter?

Cichlids also look interesting but I was put off by the statement that they can be territorial, advising against very small tank mates, here I'm thinking of my two young harlequins approx less than 2 cm. The link also says they do well with larger fish like sailfish mollies. I had tried these beautiful  mollies about three years ago but sadly i was not successful. So I'm very reluctant to go down that road again,unless there was something basic I was missing.

I'll carry on looking into other  possibilities on the fact sheet, but any advice or info on the above would be really helpful.
Many thanks





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Re: Chromides
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 08:45:28 AM »
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They'll be fine in frsh water. There's a lot of good info here.

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Re: Chromides
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 09:13:01 AM »
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THANKS!
I'll check it out

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Re: Chromides
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 11:51:07 AM »
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4 penguin tetras, 1 red phantom tetra, 2 baby copper harlequins, 1 kholi loach, 1 bristlenose( I think he/she is still there) , 6 japonica shrimps, 3 zebra snails, 1 rabbit snail.



How big is your tank? Chromides should be kept in a group (6+), as should all the fish you already mentioned above (apart from the Bristlenose).

Also when the Chromides breed they will aggressively defend their eggs and young, like all cichlids, so your other fish won't necessarily be safe.

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Re: Chromides
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2016, 06:30:57 AM »
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My tank is 89 litres. Given what you said about them, unless. I got females only, as I'm not interested in breeding them,  it sounds like it wouldn't be a good idea. Thanks

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Re: Chromides
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2016, 07:18:04 AM »
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Chromides will need a much bigger tank Rosaleen, sorry  :isay:

Minimum length 90cm

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