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Just started a cichlid tank, converted from predators.
Will be adding more fish each week until completion.
I had rocks looking better but then had to get old fish out so now looks ehhh, but im moving and will redo it in 1 week
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nice fish. good to see youve finally settled on something and it appears to be doing well. :good:
 
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i know right! just going to add some red zebras then some white ones(dont know any in particular) and then maybe some jewel spots or more yellow labs.
 

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Looks like you are well on your way :good: What is your stocking now? Filtration?


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i really like that rock at the front with red in it do you know what its called ? :)
 
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Lol that one i bought at wal mart for 9$, the rest were either landscape yard or lfs
and filtration is a aquaclear 70 but i am upgrading to a canister filter when i move, thats why i didnt add that many fish yet,
but heres the stocking list

3x Labidochromis Caeruleus
1x paratilapia polleni
1x large plecostomus

I am going to get a freshwater snowflake moray eel dont know the technical name but at the LFS its huge and with cichlids
 

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I haven't heard of putting eels with Mbuna. Check to make sure the water requirements are compatible. Just because they have them together in the store doesn't exactly mean they belong together :blink: . I've seen goldfish with tropicals at my lfs too and I wouldn't do that either. As far as I know, Mbuna belong primarily with Mbuna. The only exception may be specific catfish.
Others may know better.

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yea ill look into that, the eel was in a pet store not fish store, they have some at a fish store but not the same eels, but those ones are compatible just got to feed them by hand(tongs)
 

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i think white labs will be my next group of fish, then red zebras

I probably wouldn't mix the Nkhata Bay Labs with the yellow. Again, cross breeding and con-specific aggression. The Zebras would do fine. If you want something on the light blue side, look at Pseudo. socolofi or maybe Cyno. White Top Hara or Iodotropheus stuartgranti.


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Tank looks good :good: . Not all "zebra" named fish are crazy. The Metriaclima esterae I have can be aggressive but not as much as say most of the other Metriaclima Zebra fish. They can be aggressive so I do have to keep an eye on them as they mature but I don't expect them to be mass murderers :crazy: I have a bigger concern about the Pertotilapia Nkhata Bays that I was sent on the original order instead of the Nkhata Bay Labs :angry: from what I have read, they can be pretty aggressive so they will go first if I see anything!


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