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I've read a number of posts about 36" tanks and how they represent the minimum requirements for African Cichlids. Unfortunately, a 36" is all that I can convince my landlord to allow me to keep. I kept a 55 gallon with Mbunas in high school and college, and my hope is to have Mbunas again. I know the recommendation is Saulosi, which I'm not totally opposed to, but I'm wondering if there are any stories of long-term success with other species - even single species tanks. I'm wrestling with the idea of doing a planted tank instead, but I love the activity and color that Mbunas offer.
 

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Conservatively, all 36" Malawi tanks would have a single species recommended. Saulosi you can have the most fish, but that is unique to saulosi. Alternates would be 1m:4f yellow labs or 1m:4f of a small, peaceful Cynotilapia zebroides like Cynotilapia zebroides Cobue.
 

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Thanks for your suggestions. I think yellow labs might be the ideal since a number of shops carry them near me.
 

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I think the yellow labs would work too. Fairly easy to sex and if you get some nice ones, they look great and breed easily if you are into that.
 
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