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    Are these Cichlids considered Dwarfs?
    Does anyone have these guys? What are they like?
    There is someone in Toronto selling them for $15 each. Good price?
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    I think Terry has had them, fire him a PM.
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    I did some research on them when we were down in Ohio since they were going for pretty good prices at auction. They are very similar to Calvus and can sometimes get to 6 inches in the aquarium. They take along time to mature, I believe it is about 2-3 years to reach maturity so they are a big time commitment if you are hoping to spawn them.

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    Been thinking (HOHO) maybe not a good idea for now.
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    ps. I did read up on them on the internet but conflicting reports. I like hearing from you guys.
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    There is a "Sumbu Dwarf variant that is concidered a dwarf and only reaches about 3 inches

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    That's the one he has for sale.
    Would they be alright in my 25gal, gravel bottom ,planted with a mixer of other fish. Corie's,black skirt tetras and gold dust mollies.
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    You might get away with catfish but not the others IMO

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