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What Lake Malawi Cichlids should I get for 29 gal?

Postby Blakers123 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:23 pm

Hi all,

Was recently given a 29 gallon/110 litre tank by some friends and am thinking about putting some Lake Malawi Cichlids in it. I was just wondering if you could recommend me as to what species I should consider. I would prefer having at least 2 different species but a tank with one species I am fine with. Would be very grateful if you could respond with some guidance.

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Re: What Lake Malawi Cichlids should I get for 29 gal?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 pm

The tank is 30" long and really too short for Malawi cichlids. They are better in tanks that are 48" long or longer.

The only species I would even consider is Chindongo saulosi (formerly Pseudotropheus saulosi) as single species. The males and females are 2 different colors, so while not two species, you get two different looks
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