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African Cichlid 195G, 750L Tank, Please help me Stock witch Suggestions

Discussion in 'Cichlids - African' started by christopherbryankroeger, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. christopherbryankroeger

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    I've gotten a new 200 gallon tank (heating, lighting, filtration, decor, the whole shebang); once it's cycled, I'd like to make it an African Cichlid community tank. Does anybody have any ideas for a good combination of African cichlids? "I´d love very bright and vibrant colors :) And how many of them should I have?

     
  2. fishlover22346

    fishlover22346 Fish Fanatic

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    one very large aggressive cichlid that makes a very interesting pet is a species of tilapia, as funny as it sounds they have a lot of personality and make great pets.
     
  3. Dwarf cichlids rule

    Dwarf cichlids rule New Member

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    Just keeping South African in North African away from each other different tanks they will fight to the death I made this mistake when I very first started raising him and breeding them I had two 55-gallon tanks at about 35 different cichlids in tanks and they crossbred I sold them to PetSmart local stores very intelligent very smart you can actually play fetch with a ping pong ball and they cichlid will bring it back to you look it up I didn't think it was possible that they will
     
  4. Demeter32

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    In a tank that large I'd shoot for some of the different hap species. If you want color but not the hassle of aggression and fry then get all males. A few species I've kept and adored are:

    Blue ahli
    Livingstonii
    Rock Kribensis

    Then non hap species:
    Peacocks
    yellow labs
    white tail aci
    blue zebra
    Bumble bee


    The three that are underlined are mbuna, and I do not recommend keeping mbuna with haps. Believe it or not, the smaller mbuna get quite aggressive and I've had them terrorize my peacocks and livingstonii until I removed them.

    I suggest you do more researching before getting your fish. There's a lot of info on the web so I'd spend a several hours just looking around at different species and their behaviors.
     

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