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New tank stocking

Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 pm

My husband has a 65 gallon tank that has been cycling for a little over 2 months now. It has stacked rock for decor. He is interested in getting these fish. Would they be compatable with each other? Is it ok to add all together at the same time?
He is planning on ordering from <vendor name removed>. We understand that you can't put 2 males together, so this is why he chose 1 of each. Thanks for any insight you can give me!
Cobalt blue zebra
Mbuna mixed
Red peacock
Electric yellow
Electric blue
Blue peacock
Albino peacock
Kenyi
Fuelleborni marmalade
Gold head compressicep
Fuelleborni orange blossom
Demasoni
Bumblebee
Kribensis
Yellow peacock
Dubosi
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Re: New tank stocking

Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:10 am

What are the dimensions of the tank? You would want to choose haps and peacocks OR mbuna OR Tanganyikans, etc.

Re: New tank stocking

Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 am

Tank is 36" x 18" x 25"

Re: New tank stocking

Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:56 am

DJRansome wrote:What are the dimensions of the tank? You would want to choose haps and peacocks OR mbuna OR Tanganyikans, etc.

36" x 18" x 25"

Re: New tank stocking

Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:46 pm

Your options will be limited because of the length of the tank.

For the mbuna you could stock 1m:4f of the Labidochromis caeruleus (I'm guessing these are the electric yellows).
OR
For Tanganyikans you could stock 6 juvenile Gold head compressiceps and some shell dwellers.
OR
A pair or kribs (Pelvichromis pulcher) and some tetras.

The species suggested are not interchangeable with others on your list. Some of the species on your list would need a 48" by 18" tank or larger.
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