Lake Malawi Species • My yellow lab & Demonsoni tank

Discussion regarding only Lake Malawi species.

Moderators: Chester B, DJRansome

Re: My yellow lab & Demonsoni tank

Postby Chrislisk » Mon May 18, 2020 6:38 pm

I understand what you mean by length is what is used to determine stock level....does width not count too? Wider better too surely to allow more space for territories to be taken.

I will up my water changes to 50% from now on as I’ve been doing about 75 litres out of 200, but then there are a lot of rocks so 50% of what water is actually in there could be 75 litres if that makes sense or maybe I am over thinking all this.

Yes I have learned OB peacocks are hydrid with Mbuna, loads of people saying that’s why they mix better with them as they are more aggressive and can take the aggression but assuming the numbers of my demasoni they won’t be paying much attention to the peacocks.

I’ve read Peacocks could but rarely only breed with Mbunas.
Chrislisk
 
Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Location: England

Share On:

Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Twitter

Re: My yellow lab & Demonsoni tank

Postby DJRansome » Mon May 18, 2020 7:24 pm

The length is most important because chases may be abandoned after 36". So a 40" tank allows a few inches beyond the chase zone. The longer the tank, the more escape space.

Width is less important because it is usually less than 36" inches.

A long tank allows for fewer neighbors...end of the tank has 3 isolated sides and only a neighbor on one side.

Enjoy your tank!
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
User avatar
DJRansome
Global Moderator
 
Joined: Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:30 am
Location: Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Re: My yellow lab & Demonsoni tank

Postby Chrislisk » Tue May 19, 2020 4:07 am

Ok well I’ll start planning my next tank now lol.
Chrislisk
 
Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Location: England

Re: My yellow lab & Demonsoni tank

Postby ken31cay » Tue May 19, 2020 9:43 am

DJRansome wrote:The length of the tank is the primary determining factor for stocking as the fish want to claim a territory on the substrate.

I would not do water changes less than 50% weekly and often do 75% weekly. If you need to do them more often, you will know if nitrates go above 20ppm.

Yes, you have peacock males in the tank which will want to spawn and may be successful in doing so with any female mouthbrooder in the tank. Did you know that OB peacocks are already half mbuna?

You are better off going 100% with advice from one source (maybe the good/large outlet in the UK) and not trying to get consensus from all sources. It will just frustrate you. :thumb:


Good information/advice!
450gal Frontosa (blue Zaire Moba) & haps
180gal Labeotropheus Trewavasae Chilumba & Kenyi
ken31cay
 
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:19 pm
Location: Cayman Islands

Re: My yellow lab & Demonsoni tank

Postby Chrislisk » Tue May 19, 2020 5:07 pm

Thanks for all the advice. I stocked my demasoni on what you have said and I will get rid of the weaker fish as and when they get rejected. Thank you
Chrislisk
 
Joined: Sat May 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Location: England

Previous

Return to Lake Malawi Species

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests