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  1. Lake Malawi Species
    Hello, I am setting up a 75 gallon Mbuna tank, here are the specs: Dimensions: 48X18X21 Rocks: red lava rock (enough to fill nearly entire tank to provide hiding spots if neccessary, and houses a ton of beneficial bacteria Filtration: FX6 & Fluval 407 I am an experienced aquarist and...
  2. Lake Malawi Species
    Hi everyone I'm a new fish keeper trying to learn. I started a 36 gallon mbna tank. I walked into a local store & picked up: 1 snow white albino (unsexed) 2 yellow labs (unsexed, one of them has a black horizontal stripe on the fins & the other one is clean yellow. Which indicates based on my...
  3. Lake Malawi Species
    So my female Mbuna (I believe is a mixed species) will have been holding now for 5 weeks. A few days ago I noticed one fry had escaped and is free swimming in the 15gal tank I had moved her to 2 weeks ago. It doesn't have an egg sac left on it, so I'm assuming the remaining fry are at the same...
  4. Lake Malawi Species
    Hey there! So I'm new here and to a Cichlid setup, was going to setup a Saltwater aquarium and decided to back out and revert to freshwater (so I have Aragonite substrate with dry rock in the tank). I have a few questions as I'm trying to plan out the best possible setup before executing! :)...
  5. Lake Malawi Species
    Hi, new to Mbuna but I am researching setting up a tank. Currently have a 4 foot 50 gallon tank. I am aware dwarf mbuna would be better and wondered if anyone had any ideas for a set up with either 2-3different species in.2 small and 1 bigger group if possible.
  6. General African Cichlid Discussion
    Hello everyone, I am new to keeping cichlids, earlier I have kept different community fishes like milky koi, goldfish red cap etc. But now I want to have my first cichlid tank. I was thinking to mix mbunas and peacocks cichlids in my tank I have sand gravel by seachem and a lot of hiding spaces...
  7. Unidentified Cichlids
    i jus got this tank setup so it’s murky. i’ve gone back and forth a million times on what i think this cichlid is. ideas? cant get a good photo it’s FAST and has the slightest bit of orange on the end of its fins. it’s about 6 inches and grew faster than any cichlid i’ve ever had. it’s pretty...
  8. Lake Malawi Species
    Hi! I recently set up a 75 gallon with two HOB filters and 2 sponge filters. This is my current set up, has anyone housed these fish before with success? I’ll take any thoughts or recommendations. I have space to move the mbuna. My plans are to obtain a 125 gallon as the haps/peacocks grow...
  9. Lake Malawi Species
  10. Lake Malawi Species
    How do you recommend I balance out my stock and who is going back to LFS? Or do you recommend I work out my ratios with these current fish? 1m - 4f or 1m - 3f? Thank y'all for the help in advance! current stock: 2 yellow labs - 1 male 1 female 3 cobalt blue - 2 male 1 female 1...
  11. Lake Malawi Species
    Hello all, I recently picked up a 120g (4x2x2) plumbed with 2 FX6’s and sand substrate that is currently cycling. I would like to try my first mbuna tank. Current water parameters out of the well are: pH - 8.2 alkalinity - 8 to 9 drops hardness - less than 1 drop (I plan to add epsom salts to...
  12. Lake Malawi Species
    I was wondering if someone could help me identify this orange cichlid
  13. Illness, Health & Nutrition
    New Mbunas, got them shipped in last Tuesday. I found a white spot on the smallest today (tiny rusty cichlid less than 1 inch) (I call him/her Tiny Tim). Acting totally healthy; eating, no flashing (I did actually see him flash once) fins look fine, breathing looks fine, normal activity, not...
  14. Lake Malawi Species
    I accidentally over fed my mbuna today: rustys, saulosi, red zebras, and purlmutts. First time ever feeding them wafers and I put in too many. I pulled the extras out, but they all had distended bellies before I got it all out. I fed NorthFin kelp wafers. Should I fast them, if so how long...
  15. Lake Malawi Species
    Hello, long time lurker. Have had my new 55g up and running for a month now, fully cycled. Ammo: 0 Nitrire : 0 Nitrate : 0.5 Gh: 180 Kh 160 Ph 7.7 Temp 79-82' Stock: 6 maylandia greshakei 4f 2m 3 labidochromis caeruleus 1m 2f 3 albino zebras still small juvies 1m:? 1 elongstus chewere i think...
  16. Lake Malawi Species
    Hello, everyone! In one week I will be getting a new tank that's 65 gallons. Dimensions are 51"×15,5"×H19". I really want to stock it with mbunas. I have one blue melanochromis johanni, he's been with me for almost 2 years and I want him to be in this tank. I've heard that you should stock with...
  17. Aquarium Setup
    Have a 75g sitting empty and been wanting to start a mbuna tank. I thought my LFS would be a good place to start since they carry a ton of cichlids and the store owner seemed knowledgeable. I wanted to walk out of the store with some substrate to start and was recommended CaribSea Eco-Complete...
  18. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrotilapia sp. "mumbo yellow". Photo by Ad Konings Found in the waters around Mumbo Island in southern Lake Malawi, Petrotilapia sp. "mumbo yellow" is a large and colorful mbuna. Like other Petrotilapia, this species can reach lengths of 7 inches, which is unusual for most mbuna. P. sp...
  19. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrotilapia genalutea. Photo by Ad Konings Found in shallow waters where rocks are abundant, Petrotilapia genalutea feeds on algae and small organisms it finds living within the algae. Males can be very territorial, claiming an area to themselves and keeping other males and females out...
  20. General Aquaria Discussion
    Petrotilapia ***** from Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings Rarely seen in the hobby, Petrotilapia ***** is a cichlid that has only been found in four isolated locations of southern Lake Malawi. The genus Petrotilapia is known for including some of the largest mbuna. Some species in the genus...
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