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Mbuna setup

Postby stechappo1975 » Fri May 22, 2020 4:15 pm

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Hello thought I would share my setup.

Tank is 51"x21"x19" 320ish ltrs, have been keeping SA/CA cichlids for over 25 years but through lockdown decided to have a change around to an African setup.

Currently stocked with,
3 Tropheops elongatus kumwera(1m2f)
3 Cynotilapia zebroides "Cobue" (1m2f)
3 Metriaclima Zebra Gold Lions Cove(1m2f)
5 Labidochromis caeruleus(yellow Lab) (unsexed juvs)
5 Metriaclima greshakei(1m4f)
3 Cynotilapia sp. Hara Gallireya Reef(1m2f)
3 Labidochromis chisumulae(unsexed juvs)
3 Tropheops sp. 'aurora'(1m2f)

All good so far and no sign of real agression yet, all fish are around 1.5"-3".

Any comments or advice are most welcome,

Cheers.
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Re: Mbuna setup

Postby DJRansome » Fri May 22, 2020 7:43 pm

That is quite a stack of rock, I am sure the fish love it. I would cut the species in half and stock at least 4 females for every male. Add 5 Synodontis multipunctatus for fry patrol.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: Mbuna setup

Postby Fogelhund » Fri May 22, 2020 11:06 pm

DJRansome wrote:That is quite a stack of rock, I am sure the fish love it. I would cut the species in half and stock at least 4 females for every male. Add 5 Synodontis multipunctatus for fry patrol.


The extra females won't be necessary in a tank with this many fish, and rocks.
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