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New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Jnm230 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:06 pm

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/6Rbxf Okay so I have red zebra in another tank have yellow labs in another have Kenyi in another not looking for a super challenging fish like demasoni but would mind filling that whole big tank with that really aggressive white and red fish seems so exotic lol I really would Ming going exotic on this one
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Re: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:24 pm

What exactly are you asking? Do you want to mix Kenyi, Yellow Labs and Red Zebras? Sorry, but your post is difficult to read.
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Re: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Jnm230 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:08 am

I'm telling you what I have in my other tanks and that I want something different pretty simple
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Re: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby DJRansome » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:13 am

IDK of any exotic white and red Malawi fish. Do you mean perspicax? White with a cap of orange maybe. I would not call them simple since people who have kept them and have lots of experience report they are the most aggressive fish ever kept. Thus it will be hard to keep them from killing each other.

I have a nice stock of mixed gender haps and peacocks in my 125G (see my signature) and went with 3m:9f of each. They get along well and it's an easy tank. Maybe something like that?
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: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Jnm230 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:11 pm

I've only kept Mbuna so far I kinda want to have them all lol all the Mbuna I mean even in a 6' tank and good ratio they would still kill each other anyway I'm actually really into breeding mangano are cool I would like to breed them what about acai colbolt blue zebra are nice I have an awesome looking mbamba all alone in my other thank maybe get him some single lady fish friend lol I think it's call mbamba it has a yellow fin and it blue with black stripes I'll try to find a pic https://m.imgur.com/gallery/LT05V I'm up for any ideas but I really do like Mbuna
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Re: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Jnm230 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:24 pm

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Re: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby DJRansome » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:12 pm

The ideal breeding tank would be smaller with a single species, but you could do 5 species of mbuna in a 72" tank. Maingano and cobalt (Metriaclima callainos) could be two.

Acei color is not enough contrast with the cobalts for me...I'd choose one or the other. Or you could do Acei Ngara which is a navy blue fish.

Labidochromis Mbamba females are drab, but they would work with the 4 species above.

So far this is an all-blue tank. What about Pseudotropheus socolofi albino to finish it off?
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: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Jnm230 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:59 pm

That sounds awesome dunno where to get more mbamba but yea man this is gunna be awesome
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Re: New tank 125 6' oh yeah baby stocking advice

Postby Jnm230 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:53 pm

Djr fogelhound told me that fish I thought was a mbamba was a cynotalpia afra/zebra something what does that do to our plans could that easily replace mbamas too bad the females aren't that pretty
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