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  1. Lake Malawi Species
    Thank you in advance for looking at my post. I have been successful with live bearers in this 46 bowfront tank. Now I'm moving those fish over to another tank so I can convert this tank into a African dwarf mbuna tank. I want my tank to be spices specific. I've chosen Pseudotropheus saulosi ...
  2. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    Good day to you all. I just have a quick question for now. Is it ok if I mix metronidazol in some fish food and give it to new mbunas I am getting, before they even show signs of bloat? The reason I ask is because I live in a place where the only way I can have fish is ordering online, but the...
  3. Hi all I have purchased a new tank which I plan to keep just Haps and peacocks in. The tank is 120 gallons 151cm x 66cm x 50cm deep. I have always kept Mbuna so no idea on how many. I’ve watched many vids say shoot for just under half the US gallons but wanted all your imput. Which would be...
  4. General Aquaria Discussion
    Just wondering if anybodys dog is neurotic about their fish tanks???? I have been keeping fish for about 7-8 years. I've had the same 60g (this tank is at my dogs eye level) the whole time. A few months ago I got a 90G (sits a bit higher) and moved my 60G. All of a sudden my Dog starts looking...
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