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thebassepidemic
01-11-2010, 12:49 PM
Got one yesterday, and it is and awsome fish. Its about 5 inches or so, Ive heard they're jumpers and can be little bullies... Anyone have any of these guys?

cichlidkeeper
01-11-2010, 03:56 PM
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donkey
01-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Did you get it at fish gallery?I saw one there last week and almost bought it.

fishman76092
01-11-2010, 10:15 PM
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Feel free to google Chalceus macrolepidotus

As for info-they can bully smaller fish, but are good dithers for SA/CA cichlids that wont kill them. If you want more-you'll need a minimum of 4-5 or they will kill each other. Not a fan of their own kind unless you give em a bunch to spread the aggression out.

Get about 7-8" if my memory serves me.

tsunderl
01-11-2010, 10:18 PM
Did you get it at fish gallery?I saw one there last week and almost bought it.

I saw one there Sunday. Interesting fish, but I passed since I didn't know a lot about it and it looked like it had the potential to get big.

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/mb_pictures/17458273lg.jpeg

ronr.
01-11-2010, 10:19 PM
I used to keep the yellow tail chalceus. They used to swim along the upper portion of the tank. Mine got to be full size....like fishman says above. Never had an aggression problem with them. Kept them with fronts.

thebassepidemic
01-12-2010, 08:01 AM
Yeah I took him home I traded Chris an Arowana for the red tail cat and this guy. He has teeth like a small Pirhana its cool by far, has to be my fav. tetra looking fish.