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buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby james1983 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:00 pm

I'm thinking of the following setup. I would like opinions on things to change or add. It'll be a 4ft 65 gallon tank.

Buffalo head pair
6-8 Congo tetra
4 syno nigriventris
Lots of anubias and driftwood.

A little current for the cichlids, but not enough to disrupt the cats or tetra.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby KempDesign » Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:39 pm

Thinking about doing a 55 with the same exact set up. The only difference is I would like to add one other pair of cichlids. Not sure which yet. I am picking up a complete 55 for $75 from a friend so this will be my next tank after I finish my 210 Mbuna tank.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby Deeda » Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:42 pm

I'm not sure about the Congo tetras as a tank mate but you can check the 20 long Cookie Cutter setup in the Library for some tank mate suggestions. Your tank size should be a great set up!
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby james1983 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:21 am

Deeda wrote:I'm not sure about the Congo tetras as a tank mate but you can check the 20 long Cookie Cutter setup in the Library for some tank mate suggestions. Your tank size should be a great set up!


What would be the Congo tetra issue? From what I've found they live in areas with current, same as the cichlids. I don't believe the cichlids would be aggressive with them. I've had the buffalo heads for about a year so far in a 40 breeder with a school of lampeye tetras.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby Deeda » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:25 pm

I've never kept Congo tetras so that is what I meant by my comment.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby james1983 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:03 pm

Deeda wrote:I've never kept Congo tetras so that is what I meant by my comment.


Oh ok. I thought maybe you had a past bad experience with them. Thanks for clarifying.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby mambee » Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:27 pm

Congo Tetras are ok with anything that doesn't fit in their mouths. They are very attuned to insects hitting the surface of the water. Just make sure that you purchase a good mix of the 2 sexes. The males are much prettier and have longer fins than the females.

If you want to complete your African theme, African butterflyfish would make a nice addition to the top layer of the tank.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby james1983 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:48 pm

mambee wrote:Congo Tetras are ok with anything that doesn't fit in their mouths. They are very attuned to insects hitting the surface of the water. Just make sure that you purchase a good mix of the 2 sexes. The males are much prettier and have longer fins than the females.

If you want to complete your African theme, African butterflyfish would make a nice addition to the top layer of the tank.


I've actually been thinking of adding a butterfly fish.
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Re: buffalo head cichlid set up

Postby lizardboy » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:03 am

Yeah, the butterfly fish would be a cool addition. Also, the bigger african tetras are known to eat plants, so they might eat your anubias.
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