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Ready to purchase my fish...

Postby Kfins » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:23 pm

So finally I am ready to add the fish. Tank is a 60g with pfs and texas holey rock. The tank is 4' long.
Here is what I was thinking:

Acei 1:4
Yellow Acei 1:4
Blue Berry OB Zebra 1:4
Electric Blue 1:4

A few others i really do like:
Labeotropheus trewavasae (red Top)
Aulonocara Sp. Rubescens
Lethrinops Intermedius
Yellow lab

What are your thoughts on how these fish will do together and any problem with crossbreeding in these?
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Re: Ready to purchase my fish...

Postby thefishkeeper » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:02 pm

The Oz Zebra and yellow lab could possibly crossbreed but they might not because they have there own group 1:4 ratio
Also the Trewavasae are really nice species, (I have a couple) but can become aggressive during breeding season
and I'm not an expert but wouldn't regular Acie crossbreed with yellow tail Acei
last thing, what kind of electric blue do you have in mind Sciaenochromis Fryeri or the hap?
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Re: Ready to purchase my fish...

Postby DJRansome » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:06 pm

What are the other dimensions of the tank? 48" x what?
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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Re: Ready to purchase my fish...

Postby Kfins » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:36 am

Ok so plans have changed. My husband said he would rather have an all male tank so we can have more colorful fish and it can be more of a show tank since it is in the main part of our house.

So I have since purchased 11 peacock and haps where the fish store chooses what go well together and the most colorful ones they have.
I should get them tomorrow, will post pictures as soon as they are put in the tank. So excited.

Thanks so much for all your help here. It is what helped me get set up .
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Re: Ready to purchase my fish...

Postby sus » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:46 am

Answering DJ's qs, as far as I remember, 4' 60g tank dimension is 48" x 12" x 23", similar to 55g footprint, lil taller.
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Re: Ready to purchase my fish...

Postby Michael_M » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:33 am

There are plenty of mbuna with females that are often just as colourful as males. Msobo, yellow labs, demasoni ect.

However all male hap/peacock tanks are amazing so you'll enjoy it for sure. Just be VERY careful with what the fish store sets you up with. Peacocks can be fickle and not colour up if they are too similar to each other in appearance and several common haps get very large and would outgrow a 4 foot tank easily. Oh and if your buying juvies I hope your patient. :D
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