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African cichlid tank

Postby sbfh07 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:12 am

I am new to the cichlid hobby.i am having a 30 gallon tank consists of red zebra and albino white cichlid.
i would like to know how important the light is for mbuna cichlid
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Re: African cichlid tank

Postby Fogelhund » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:40 am

Well you shouldn't keep these fish in the dark,but if there is adequate room light the fish will be fine. A 30 gallon tank is going to be too small for these fish.
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Re: African cichlid tank

Postby sbfh07 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:50 am

thank you,currently i am having two halogen tube light fittied on the aquarium,i am putting the light on for morining 3 hrs and evening 3 hrs,
but i noticed that the fish color is getting faded especially for red zebra ,once i switched on the light.
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Re: African cichlid tank

Postby DJRansome » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:17 pm

It may be more related to tank size and stocking than the light.
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