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Shark mixing?

Postby rdetar » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:25 pm

Hi everyone,

I have 7 cichlids in a 55 now, a giraffe, a kenyi, yellow lab x2, blue zebra x2, snow white. A friend of mine wants to get a shark to put in. Wondering if there are any freshwater sharks that mix well with them?
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Postby eeztropheus » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:28 pm

I think some people mix redtail black sharks with mbuna with some degree of success...
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Postby ndblaikie » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:00 pm

Giraffe is not going to be able to stay in the 55g..it grows too big.

Rainbow shark would work possibly as well.

Redtail shark is one of the more popular kept with mbuna.
55G - 5 Aulonocara baenschi (1m 4f)

75G - Yellow Labs, Acei, Rusty, Cynotilapia Afra(Mara Rocks), 3 BN Plecos.

180G - All male Hap/Peacock (5 unsexed juvenile Placidochromis Milomo).
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Postby SoDakJeep » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:02 pm

I have two Bala sharks in my tank with no problems at all.
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Postby Swifterz » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:06 pm

I have a rainbow shark and he has done great. I like the tiny bit of variety also.
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Postby rdetar » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:32 pm

Thanks everyone. I know it is going to get crowded fast. They are all about 2 inches now, and this summer I hope to get a 75 or 125 tank. How many are good to keep in the 55 gallon till then?
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Postby ndblaikie » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:42 am

Giraffe (Venustus) needs a 125 or larger if you intend on keeping it until it is fully grown.
55G - 5 Aulonocara baenschi (1m 4f)

75G - Yellow Labs, Acei, Rusty, Cynotilapia Afra(Mara Rocks), 3 BN Plecos.

180G - All male Hap/Peacock (5 unsexed juvenile Placidochromis Milomo).
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Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:14 am

rdetar wrote:Thanks everyone. I know it is going to get crowded fast. They are all about 2 inches now, and this summer I hope to get a 75 or 125 tank. How many are good to keep in the 55 gallon till then?
Stocking for these tanks has been discussed here:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... highlight=

And here:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/view ... highlight=

Let's keep this topic related to sharks.
125G Aulonocara, Malawi Haps, Vics (trial), S Polli
75G Demasoni, Labs, Cyno hara, Met estherae, S Multipunctata
75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Cyp Kerenge, S Petricola
33G Neo omnicaeruleus; 33G Flameback Kisumu; 33G P nyererei Igombe; 33G Hap ruby green
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