Discussion regarding only Lake Malawi species.
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Heres my current stock list. Had 1 female I found out and I’m rehoming my saffron due to aggression.
I think my stocking maybe part of the issue and if it is idk what else to add. Greatly appreciate the input.
Aulonocra eureka red
Aulonocara stuartgranti mdoka flametail
lethrinops marginatus red fin
dimidiochromis strigatus sunset
Copadichromis Trewavasae Fireline Mloto
otopharynx lithobates zimbawe rock
Mdoka White Lips
Deep water hap
Synodontis lucipinnis x5
Albino BN pleco x4
Clown loach x4
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:35 pm
I don't think you need more fish, especially since some of the ones you have mature larger than six inches. You don't wait until they grow to six inches and then rehome...you stock them as babies according to their mature size. The having clown loaches in addition to Synodontis adds to the bioload...clown loaches grow to 13" and like to be in larger groups.
The lethrinops is often too timid to color well in a male tank regardless of other stock.
You have a mix of aggressive and timid haps and peacocks...you might find it helpful to choose one or the other if some are getting picked on or not coloring well.
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:09 pm
Right now the largest fish is about 4 inches. Smallest is about 3-3.5. My saffron cichlid has a sole purpose to kill my Eureka Red. I have the saffron in isolation. I tried to completely redecorate and moved everything and built new caves. As soon as I put him back in he circled the tank looking for the Eureka Red. So I took the saffron out again. This was my main issue.
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:26 pm
Well when was the last time you removed the Saffron? How has the tank been since then?
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:41 pm
I have him out now and the tank is good. I think I’m just worrying way to much. This was the first issue that has happened.
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:32 pm
Sounds like the Saffron needs to be moved on. But if you want to try him again give it a while.
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