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How many Malawis in a 250 litre?

Postby Livvie15 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:06 pm

Either Mbuna or peacock. Obviously not haps as too large. Someone told me they had 70 in that size which i thought was insane. I was thinking max 30 to overstock to reduce aggression, with powerful filtration and water changes every few days?
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Re: How many Malawis in a 250 litre?

Postby Deeda » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:12 pm

Hi and Welcome to C-F!!

What are the dimensions of your tank? 250 litre is approx. 66 gallons and Malawi cichlids need floor space to set up territories.
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Re: How many Malawis in a 250 litre?

Postby Livvie15 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:16 pm

Four foot long by 18 inches wide. Lots of rocks, varying in depth, caves etc.
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Re: How many Malawis in a 250 litre?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:16 pm

Twenty if you are doing mixed gender. 4 species of 1mbuna at 1m:4f of each. One species of peacock per tank so you could do 3m:17 females if you choose a timid peacock species.
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