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Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:05 am
by drackid
I might also change my common pleco for a bristlenose pleco.

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:29 am
by james1983
drackid wrote:Yes that’s what theyre called! How much would i need to keep so they don’t kill each other?10?

And would they work in my aquarium with the fish above?


The fish you already have aren't going to work in your tank for too long, I would try to get rid of them, then try to get new fish.

What are the dimensions of your tank?

The demasoni usually works best in groups of 10 or more, they aren't really an easy fish for a beginner. You'll need to start with way more than what you need to get a good group size. Over time extra males may be pushed out of the group, they'll have to be removed to prevent them from being killed or getting sick and infecting the other. You'll need extra tanks and a place to get rid of the outcasts.

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:31 am
by james1983
drackid wrote:I might also change my common pleco for a bristlenose pleco.


This would be a great idea.

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:16 pm
by drackid
So if i keep

x2 peacocks
x1 bristlenose pleco
x1 rainbow sharks


Would i be able to add some demasoni,yellow labs, barbs, acei,etc..

I obviously wouldn’t add all of them but is there any that i could add(even if they’re not in the list?

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:17 pm
by morrismorris
Your tank is too small I think for anything other than dwarf cichlids, if you are going African.

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:34 pm
by drackid
So i would have the buy a 75 gallon or more?

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:17 pm
by morrismorris
That would be my suggestion if you want to keep the cichlids you are listing.

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:23 am
by drackid
Alright and in general, do demasoni and yellow labs work with the fish that i have. Or even shell dwellers?

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:52 pm
by DJRansome
I would not mix demasoni with the fish you have in any size tank. Yellow labs could work with peacocks if you had a 48" long tank.

I would not mix shellies with peacocks or a rainbow shark. Or yellow labs or demasoni.

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:19 pm
by drackid
Ok then what would i be able to put if i had a 75 gallon tank with the same fish that i currently have but minus auratus and livingstoni

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:40 pm
by DJRansome
What about a 55G with 1m:4f Labidochromis caeruleus and 5 male peacocks? You have one white and one red. Add a yellow and a blue. Maybe instead of the 5th peacock you go for a hap like Placidochromis electra?

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:12 am
by drackid
would this work in a 75 gallon?

x2 peacock
x8 demasoni
x4 yellow labs
x1 tire track eel (juvenile) maybe i’m not sure yet
x1 rainbow shark

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm
by drackid
Actually never mind for the eel, it’ll most likely look like this:

x2 peacock
x8 demasoni
x3 yellow labs
x1 rainbow shark
x1-2 common pleco
x3 p acei



And my 30 gallon, well the glass is dirty, what can i put to clean eat? My pleco seems to always stay at his up and not regally clean up, i think he’s scared of the cichlids! So what can i add?

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:52 pm
by drackid
And anyone know anything about Leopard bush fish or Spotted climbing perch

Re: African Cichlid community tank

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:01 pm
by Cyphro
They are not good fish for aquariums because they always hide and often don't eat. They can't tolerate light either.