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Working on setting up/ repurposing a 50 gallon tank to try keeping some tanganyika cichlids. I have a fair amount of experience with Malawi mbunas but wanted to try something else. Deminsions of the tank should be about 36L 18W and 21H. Was looking into some combination of a she'll dwellers, a rock dweller and maybe some cyps (they're so different from other types of cichlids I have to try them). I'm especially interested in lamprologus Gracilis or lamprologus lelupi for a rock dweller and possibly multies for a she'll dwellers. Any thoughts or recommendations for how anyone else would stock the tank?
 

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For a 36" tank usually 2 species is ideal with a shellies and a small, peaceful rockdweller like Julidochromis Gombe.

You could also do a species tank with the gracilis.

I'd skip the cyps unless you have a 48" tank or longer. Leleupi as well.

Or maybe paracyps and shellies.
 

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That's a tough choice. I really like the Gracilis, but the Paracyps are really cool too. And I think multies are fun to watch
 

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DJRansome said:
For a 36" tank usually 2 species is ideal with a shellies and a small, peaceful rockdweller like Julidochromis Gombe.

You could also do a species tank with the gracilis.

I'd skip the cyps unless you have a 48" tank or longer. Leleupi as well.

Or maybe paracyps and shellies.
Totally agree. :thumb:
 
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