South American Cichlits

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  1. Cool Blue

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    I want to start up a 1800x600x600(deep) South American tank. I am very new to the whole tropical aquarium schene and would like to know what fish I should consider. I'm leaning towords Fire mouths, but would like to know what other South Americans I can introduce with them. Please any input will be greatful.....
     
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    Fire mouths are more of a Central American fish, rather go for Geophagus species - they get to nice sizes, aren't very aggressive. There are also several species, so you can get some variation as well.
     
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    Thanks for that.
     
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    On the bottom put some Cory's and an ancistrus couple. Mid water swimming - tetra's I would say at least 30 rummy nose, and 30 cardinals.

    Check out Mongabay.com for South American Biotype tanks
     

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