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    New acquisitions

    I just bought a group of 6 Bolivian rams, and put them in with 2 keyhole cichlids and a bunch of platies. Just curious what others think about keeping the rams and keyholes together. I think they will look pretty good together. I'd post pics, but haven't had a chance to take any.

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    Hey,
    If the tank is at least 3ft long combining these peaceful species will not be a problem at all.
    I've kept both of them for some time.
    Right now it's only 4 keyholes in my 145gal.

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    Thanks for your reply. I've had them all since February, no real problems. I've kept both the rams and the keyholes before, just not together. They are all going into a 55 gallon in the next week or two. Been pretty happy with them together so far. Only thing that is even remotely a problem so far is that one or more of them apparently like to murder platies. About once or twice a week, I find one floating around with obvious signs of being chewed on. Not really a big deal, as I have hundreds of platies scattered among my tanks. Just a little weird, but that's how it goes. Btw, what kinds of fish do you keep? I'm a fan of south and central American cichlids, and anything catfish, personally. Putting the finishing touches on a fish room, so time to go find some new friends to add to the mix.

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    Hey,
    oh I am keeping a lot of species at the moment.
    Got 9 tanks with following fish:
    Current stock:
    cichlids:
    -Cleithracara maronii
    -Pterophyllum scalare
    "Black Lace Ghost"
    "Philipine Blue"
    "Double Dark"
    "Dantum"
    "Blushing Paraiba Albino"
    "Blue Koi"
    "Panda Koi"
    -Flowerhorn Thai Silk
    -King Kong Parrot
    -Amatitlania nigrofasciatum
    -Heros "severus" Red Spotted
    -Heros "severus"
    -Uaru amphiacanthoides

    catfish/plecos:
    -Ancistrus sp. Albino
    -Cochliodon basilisko
    -Synodontis eupterus
    -Corydoras rabauti
    -Corydoras aeneus
    -Corydoras schwartzi
    -Heteropneustes fossilis
    -Megalechis thoracata
    -Mystus leucophasis
    -Mystus tengara

    characins:
    -Myloplus rubripinnis
    -Metynnis altidorsalis
    -Metynnis maculatus
    -Hyphessobrycon anisitsi

    barbs:
    -Epalzeorhynchos bicolor

    others:
    -Mastacembelus dayi
    -Mastacembelus pantherinus
    -Mastacembelus armatus favus
    -Polypterus delhezi
    -Polypterus senegalus
    -Erpetoichthys calabaricus
    -Apteronotus leptorhynchus
    -Notopterus notopterus
    -Datnioides polota
    -Toxotes blythii
    -Nandus nandus
    -Gobioides broussonnetii

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