Hello, I am setting up a 75 gallon Mbuna tank, here are the specs:
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...
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...
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...
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! :)...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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!
2 yellow labs -
3 cobalt blue -
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...
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...
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...
Hello, long time lurker. Have had my new 55g up and running for a month now, fully cycled.
Nitrire : 0
Nitrate : 0.5
Stock: 6 maylandia greshakei 4f 2m
3 labidochromis caeruleus 1m 2f
3 albino zebras still small juvies 1m:?
1 elongstus chewere i think...
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...
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...
Petrotilapia sp. "mumbo yellow". Photo by Ad Konings
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Petrotilapia genalutea. Photo by Ad Konings
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Petrotilapia ***** from Lake Malawi. Photo by Ad Konings
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