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<H1>chocolate cichlids</H1><DIV id=Qtextbox><P><STRONG>Author: luke austin</STRONG><BR><BR>hi,

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was just wondering if anybody out there keeps or has kept chocolate cichlids and what were they like? I'm considering keeping them but the info I've got from about the net is pretty varied. Some say that they're peaceful, others go as far as saying that they're piscavorial and aggressive... and so on. So what are they really like?

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thanks, Luke

</DIV><H2>Replies »</H2><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: slotha</STRONG><BR><BR>I think YeW had some from the raffle a year or so ago. I think they are a pretty mellow fish.

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: apINconcord</STRONG><BR><BR>I believe these guys are pretty territorial and aggressive to their own species but get along okay with other types. I had two together in a tank and one would constantly beat up on the other if it came near it but left everything else alone. My experience anyway.

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Adam

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: zerospel1</STRONG><BR><BR>Ive got a juvenile that Im growing up its about 3 inch now and its the only chocolate in the tank with severums and other fish and its very peaceful and never chase any fish.

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: gaz81</STRONG><BR><BR>Great fish,

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very peaceful but never get pushed around even by bigger agro americans, also one of the best looking americans imo.

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Gary

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: hoges</STRONG><BR><BR>What does a chocolate cichlid look like.... does anyone have any photos?

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: danceswithdingoes</STRONG><BR><BR>Here ya go Hoges

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shop.newzealand.co.nz/pages/images/hires/490-HSE-CCF6.jpg

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: hoges</STRONG><BR><BR>hee hee funny!!!

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A friend of mine was actually having a lot of bad luck with his guppies dying left right and centre... he said once that he was giving up on them, so we bought him chocolate fish to see if he could do any better with them!!!

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That pic just brought back some funny memories!!!

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I think i will do a google search and see if that is more use

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: searlesy</STRONG><BR><BR>Hey Luke, you are from Newcastle way arent you? I have a chocolate about 7 inches long, in with Andys albino tiger oscar hank (pretty damn big), and my tiger oscar, just a little smaller than hank. The chocolate used to occaisionally mouth grip the oscar for a split second, and sometimes mouth barge him, but overall a very peaceful fish, more than capable of holding his own amongst other big fish. You would be welcome to come around sometime and check it out if you like, if you havent seen one of a decent size before.

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: Gcichlid</STRONG><BR><BR>Beautiful fish especially when large. I have kept quite a few and grown them to maturity but I've also found them VERY prone to hole in head disease when mature.When they get HinH they are much more difficult to treat than oscars etc and very quickly become a real mess, beyond saving.

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Similar temprament to Severums and Festivums. Fairly territorial when in F/M pairs. They dont seem to be as common these days in lfs and the only ones I've seen lately were in a Sydney inner west lfs at ridiculous prices ($169 each!)at approx 6" size.

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Nick

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: luke austin</STRONG><BR><BR>hey searlesy, sure am from Newy. I'd love to come for a bit of a look at your choc, and hank too. I dont really have time to though at the moment cause i have uni exams till thursday, but I might try to organise to come see them after that. I'm pretty sure its what i want though, something a little different but still plenty of fun!

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I'll send you an e-mail and organise a time etc.

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thanks for your reply, Luke.

</DIV><DIV id=Atextbox><P><STRONG>Author: BadBlueWS6</STRONG><BR><BR>Chocolates are great. I used to get mine around the size of quarters and let them grow. They are nicely tempered as mentioned. My large one was a good 1.5 inches wide from looking him dead in the face...he was a good 10" round. They change colors drastically if you turn a light on in the room after being in darkness. I miss mine, but for $169 that's crazy....guess they are hard to come by in Australia? I just saw a bunch of juveniles...they ranged in size from 1-3" round and ran for about $5.99 US dollars.

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Don't feel so bad, I just paid $5.99 for a 1" Kenyi and a 1" Brichardi

and a 1" Kribensis.

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I was spoiled by years of wholesale buying when I live in the Northeast USA.

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Oh well, what we do for our fish

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