Aquarium Setup • Quarantine Mbuna

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Re: Quarantine Mbuna

Postby DJRansome » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:33 pm

I would not supplement with bacteria (no faith that bottled bacteria is helpful). If you do one species at a time things will work, 8 fish every 3 weeks, you just have to test before adding anyone new to make sure the bacteria have been able to grow to support the last additions.
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Re: Quarantine Mbuna

Postby Ralph493 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:48 am

DJRansome wrote:I have never had to medicate a quarantine tank...have you?.

Only once but I still use smaller tanks. Of course I have several unused ten gallon tanks and seasoned sponges always available.
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Re: Quarantine Mbuna

Postby Steve C » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:11 pm

Personally I don't see a reason to use one tank for QT and a different tank for hospital, so for me, yes I have medicated a QT tank many times because I use a 20gL for both QT and hospital.
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Re: Quarantine Mbuna

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:30 pm

For what it's worth, I found the Zebra Kwanga to be quite elongated, and not the typical Zebra profile whatsoever. The males are strongly barred, and were kind of low on the aggression scale.

If you're choosing between Kawanga and Msobo, with Hara, I'd chose Msobo. Probably one of the nicest looking mbuna in the lake, and not barred so no conflict with the Hara. At least no conflict looking similar.
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