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50 gal tang tank

Postby kbrown58 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:02 am

Working on setting up/ repurposing a 50 gallon tank to try keeping some tanganyika cichlids. I have a fair amount of experience with Malawi mbunas but wanted to try something else. Deminsions of the tank should be about 36L 18W and 21H. Was looking into some combination of a she'll dwellers, a rock dweller and maybe some cyps (they're so different from other types of cichlids I have to try them). I'm especially interested in lamprologus Gracilis or lamprologus lelupi for a rock dweller and possibly multies for a she'll dwellers. Any thoughts or recommendations for how anyone else would stock the tank?
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Re: 50 gal tang tank

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:40 pm

For a 36" tank usually 2 species is ideal with a shellies and a small, peaceful rockdweller like Julidochromis Gombe.

You could also do a species tank with the gracilis.

I'd skip the cyps unless you have a 48" tank or longer. Leleupi as well.

Or maybe paracyps and shellies.
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Re: 50 gal tang tank

Postby kbrown58 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm

That’s a tough choice. I really like the Gracilis, but the Paracyps are really cool too. And I think multies are fun to watch
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Re: 50 gal tang tank

Postby sir_keith » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:43 pm

DJRansome wrote:For a 36" tank usually 2 species is ideal with a shellies and a small, peaceful rockdweller like Julidochromis Gombe.

You could also do a species tank with the gracilis.

I'd skip the cyps unless you have a 48" tank or longer. Leleupi as well.

Or maybe paracyps and shellies.


Totally agree. :thumb:
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