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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby DJRansome » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:26 pm

They have blue bars. Cynotilapia, metriaclima and hongi all have super red tops or rep tops. That's the trouble with saulosi...once you have blue bars and yellow there is not much left in the mbuna world, LOL. There is a blue-black acei but nothing truly black IMO. Socolofi...normal blue or albino.
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:43 pm

Okay so maybe i should ask this are there other cichlids in general that would work with a 75gal? I also dont necessarily need to go with saulosi, i just really liked them.
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby DJRansome » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:17 pm

Well you are in the Lake Malawi section so I assume you are limiting to Lake Malawi. Yes you can put most of them in a 75G if they mature at or under 6".

Shall we also assume you don't want mbuna since we've gone through a laundry list of recommendations and nothing appealed? So haps and/or peacocks then?
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:49 pm

Well i was attracted to this forum section due to the Saulosi's but since i cant seem to find a mix of mbunas that i like with them in it, i am moving to the possibility of other cichlids. This is the largest tank I've ever had so im really unknowledgeable about what cichlids in general can be placed in it.
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby DJRansome » Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:23 pm

Take a look at cookie cutter tanks for 75G in the Cichlid-forum Library to get ideas.
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:11 am

Well that is one #%$& of a resource! I believe i am going to go with a victorian tank. So i shall direct my questions to that section. Sorry to use up your time but i did gaim some knowledge!
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby DJRansome » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:26 pm

Glad to get you pointed in the right direction.
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75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:18 pm

Im back. quick question as im still really attracted to some of these malawi fish and im toying with the vic tank or coming back so I was looking over the cookie cutter tanks

and i was wondering if this would work
Pseudotropheus saulosi 3:9
Pseudotropheus flavus 1:4
cynotilapia afra cobue 1:4

The cookie tank paird the saulosi with the afra so i wasnt sure.
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:37 pm

That gives you 3 species with barring. And afra cobue(zebroides 'Cobwe') will show it's best color when it feels dominant in the tank. Unlikely to happen with an elongatus type(flavus).
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:45 am

Okaym makes sense, thanks
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:18 pm

Would i be able have Metriaclima sp. Msobo? Or no since the females closly resemble the saulosi's?
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:30 pm

Or what about these guys labeotropheus fuelleborni katale?
assuming i drop either the flavus or the cobue.
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:06 pm

Okay so lets do it this way
These are the fish i like. Would anyone them, main being saulosi, make a sutible tank?
Pseudotropheus polit
Pseudotropheus saulosi
Pseudotropheus flavus
cynotilapia afra cobue
Metriaclima sp. Msobo
labeotropheus fuelleborni katale?
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby DJRansome » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:25 pm

From that list I'd start with 3m:12 saulosi and add 1m:4f flavus.

You could try 3m:12 saulosi and add 1m:4f polit. They have a rep both for being aggressive but also for not coloring up unless they are dominant in the tank. They might work.
125G Borleyi, Maleri, Astatotilapia, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Maingano, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Petricola
55G Chrysonotus; 38G Demasoni
33G Hara; 33G Kwanga; 33G Maingano; 33G Cobue
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Re: 75 gal stock

Postby Alexpol08 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:34 pm

what if i left out the saulosi's? would that make a difference in the stocking from that list?
Sorry i keep asking so many questions, im very picky and im learning what goes together and why/why not.
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