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Dwarf Flag Cichlid
Dwarf Flag Cichlid
Dwarf Flag Cichlid
It was in a convict tank but it didnt look like a convict to me? So i bought him.
posted by: R Kizel

Apr 9th, 2008
Views: 2823 Rated: (12 votes)

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harvick fan » posted 2008/04/09 12:33 pm
Aequidens curviceps or flag cichlid . dwarf cichlid from amazon
Dan Noon (m) » posted 2008/04/09 12:34 pm
agree with Brian, nice fish
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 12:34 pm
Right on i just check you dont know any info on them do you ?
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 12:36 pm  
thank u
harvick fan » posted 2008/04/09 12:40 pm  
like what? ... almost no sexual dimorphism ,if you do get a pair very easy to breed , good with a planted tank ,spawn on flat stones , cluster of up to 300 eggs , after fry hatch they are carried to pits and guarded .
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2008/04/09 12:45 pm
Nice Kizel.. Brian sounds like a convict
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/09 12:51 pm
WOw Brian sure have read his books! when i had mine he/she used to control my FH it was cool watching it. Brian Do u think about 2 of this would do fine in my planted tank with my angel?
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 12:54 pm  
Thnks are they rare i have never seen em around where i live before. like it says i saw him in the convict tank and liked the way he looked figuring it wasnt a convict bought him. $2.99 did i overpay ?
THE chuck » posted 2008/04/09 01:03 pm  
laetacara curviceps
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/09 01:04 pm  
well they are rare sometimes but i found mine in a ram tank when petsmart used to bring rams in also Curviceps but they clear all curvis and put rams!!
THE chuck » posted 2008/04/09 01:06 pm
get him non-agressive tank mates, you can keep it just like other dwarfs,just like harvick explained it
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 01:07 pm  
Yea i just got him at a LFS so im gonna see if they can get a couple more for me this one is a very interesting fish. Will he be fine in my American tank? or should he go in with the Ram tank once its up and running?
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/09 01:17 pm  
Chuck check the last picture out i know u want them lol
michael diaz » posted 2008/04/09 01:43 pm
Hey, kizel was going on??
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 01:56 pm  
Hey mike this is the one i said i had bought with the convict
bip_ 4u (m) » posted 2008/04/09 02:12 pm
Nice find Robert.
harvick fan » posted 2008/04/09 03:17 pm  
id put it in ram tank , they are very peaceful cichlid and i dont know what you have in american tank but they would probably be harassed or worse killed
michael diaz » posted 2008/04/09 03:31 pm
Yeah put it in with the Rams..
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 04:05 pm  
I have a Dempsey an oscar that big pleco and a convict. and does anyone have some suggestions of smaller americans i would be able to put in with them that dont get big but can hold there own with bigger fish???
Dan Noon (m) » posted 2008/04/09 04:16 pm
festivum, rainbow, jurupari to name a few
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/09 04:43 pm  
***kylie *** » posted 2008/04/09 05:19 pm
THE chuck » posted 2008/04/09 06:10 pm  
sorry dan but i disagree on you suggestions..R kizel:most archocentrus could go( sajica, spirulum, etc, if you can get them)firemouth, salvini...quite limited..and remember, its always hard to introduce new cichlids in a tank with already established ones, especially with fish with attitude like yours!
Dan Noon (m) » posted 2008/04/09 06:18 pm  
Chuck, i misread the post. i meant that the curvicep should do ok with the fish i suggested. my bad
THE chuck » posted 2008/04/09 06:21 pm  
cool dan ,so for curviceps it sound good then
Dan Noon (m) » posted 2008/04/09 06:29 pm  
cool, i pay strict attention when you, Nate and others give advice. i would not have had a clue a year ago
Vince Cooper (m) » posted 2010/10/30 07:56 pm

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