Lake Malawi Species • 75 gallon tank

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Postby herny » Sat May 03, 2008 9:08 pm

it all depends on what fish you want can you make us a list
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Postby noki » Sat May 03, 2008 10:08 pm

you could just have one male of a species, or a group of females with a male.

Choose fish from different genus and it is best if they have different male color or female pattern.

So you could have a group with these... you would want to get to a dozen fish to get some population density to get them to feel comfortable and keep problem aggression down

Scienochrmis fryeri "Ahli"
Aulonocara "Yellow" Peacock
Protomelas "Taiwan reef" or "Red Empress"
C. moorii

Copadichromis borleyi
Placidochromis "Phenocheilus" or P. electra could be used.

Venustus get pretty big, maybe you could have one
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Postby DJRansome » Sun May 04, 2008 8:54 am

Malawi do not pair, each male needs a harem of two or more females. So if you want lots of variety and color, go all male with one fish of each species. There is an article about all male tanks in the library. If you want males and females for interaction and breeding, then you need to choose fewer species (maybe 4?) and add females.
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