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70G Stock?

Postby mtnlife4us » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:37 pm

I have transitioned my Redsea 70 gallon tank to freshwater and I am looking to have Demasoni , a very slight idea about Red Jewels since they are considered Dwarfs and Yellow Labs.
Question 1: Is it possible to house both Demasoni and Red Jewels?
Question 2: How many Demasoni should be in with the Yellow Labs?
Tank dimensions are 36" L x 22.6" W x 56" H .
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Re: 70G Stock?

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:41 pm

Because of the 36" length, the tank is borderline too small for mbuna.

If you are locked in to the tank, I would try a single species tank. Twelve demasoni (after removing extra males) OR a pair of jewels OR 1m:4f yellow labs.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: 70G Stock?

Postby mtnlife4us » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:22 pm

I figured as much. I knew for regular Mbuna I was too small, just hoping dwarfs would be ok.
I'll go with just Demasoni then.
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Re: 70G Stock?

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:38 pm

They can be more difficult to keep than other mbuna, especially in a 36" tank, so gather your determination!
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
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Re: 70G Stock?

Postby sir_keith » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:09 pm

You're asking for trouble with the demasoni. Go with a small group of yellow Labidochromis. It will be a pretty tank, and you won't have to become an expert in anger management. :thumb:
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Re: 70G Stock?

Postby Kagia » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:51 am

Saulosi species tank.
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