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Community Tank Stocking List

Postby joeyo » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:38 am

Hello Cichlid Fans!

Would like your thoughts on a all male community tank with the following Malawi Cichlids in a 240 gallon. Of course all the compatibility charts say use caution.
Most of these were raised in my same tank as juveniles the past 3 months, with a few added recently that were 4" and fully colored to match up to a few of the larger established clan.

My Dragon blood is the tank boss and 2nd in command is my Fireline Mloto.
Its only been a couple days and there has been a lot of shadowing by the Dragon Blood to the latest 4 additions with a few nips at the Orange Cap Manzinzi. -
Orange Cap Manzinzi, Lemon Jake, Lwanda Red Top & Otopharynx Tetrastigma.
The largest native tank mates are - Red Empress 4", Astro Yellow Blaze 3.5" Dragon Blood 4" and Fireline Mloto 3.5

Community:
1) Aristo Yellow Blaze
2) Super Red Empress
3) Copadichromis azureus
4) Yellow Lab
5) Orange Cap Manzinzi
6) Copadichromis sp. Fireline Mloto
7) Protomelas sp. "Steveni Taiwan" (Taiwan Reef)
8) Aulonocara hansbaenschi, Red Shoulder
9) Aulonocara jacobfreibergi (Undu Reef) Lemon Jake
10) Dragon's Blood Peacock
11) nocara sp. "Lwanda Red Top Peacock
12) Copadichromis borleyi Kadango
13) Otopharynx Tetrastigma
14) Yellow Tail Acei

Looking forward to your feedback and comments.

Thanks, Joe
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Re: Community Tank Stocking List

Postby DJRansome » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:40 pm

Note that Aristo is really Otopharynx lithobates. Thus could be unhappy with Otopharynx tetrastigma.

For me the Taiwan reef kept my timid haps like tetrastigma from coloring up.

IDK what an orange cap manzini is.

I would expect issues between the empress and borleyi.
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: Community Tank Stocking List

Postby joeyo » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:31 pm

The full name as I was informed is Lethrinops turneri: Orange Cap Manzinzi. Stunning fish!
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240G Mixed African Cichlids
48x15x15 sump with Fluval SP6 Pump w/ 3/4" dual returns
Fluval FX6 Canister filter
GlassHoles 3000 Overflow Box
PFS Substrate
Won Brothers Dual 300W Heaters with controller
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Re: Community Tank Stocking List

Postby DJRansome » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:38 pm

Lethrinops are a favorite, but not always ideal for an all-male tank because they are timid. They color up best in a species tank.
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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