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Just as the title says, I'll be re stocking my 60 gallon here in about a week or so and wanted to see what all I could stock as far as malawi species go. I have been out of the game with them for some time now, mainly keeping new world cichlids like terrors and oscars. My question pretty much is on what species I could safely stock without a ton of aggression problems.

So far what I've got in mind is;

5-6 Blue Johanni (Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos)
5-6 Yellow Labs (Labidochromis caeruleus)

In addition to that, I currently have a 4" Terror in the tank that so forth isn't much of an aggressor. I would like to hold onto him with the new stock list but I'm not sure if I can or not?

Any info/help is greatly appreciated and I look forward to getting back into the malawi scene :)
 

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Fogelhund said:
What are the dimensions of this tank?
Dimensions are: 48-1/4"L x 12-3/4"W x 23 7/8"H
 

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Ensorcelled said:
Fogelhund said:
What are the dimensions of this tank?
Dimensions are: 48-1/4"L x 12-3/4"W x 57-3/4"H
are you sure about the Height?

57"???
 

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Edit:Corrected my above post. My apologies, it looks like the site factored in the tank with the stand. Just the tank itself in height looks to be about 23 7/8" if not darn close to exactly 24".
 

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I would look for an alternative to the Melanochromis in a 48" x 12" tank. Labs are fine. Terror I don't know.
 

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I would look for an alternative to the Melanochromis in a 48" x 12" tank. Labs are fine. Terror I don't know.
I see. Glad to hear labs will work in my tank however, Little disappointing on behalf of the Johanni considering I really do enjoy the beauty of the species; Either way, I'll live :lol:

As for alternatives, what would be some sound suggestions for an alternative?
 

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Any thoughts on pairing up Acei with Yellow Labs?

The revision would be

6 Yellow Labs
6 Acei
 

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Yellow labs and pseudotropheus type work nice together! Saulosi are cool! Or even some Iodotropheus sprengerae rusties.. The combo's are endless. In a 60 gallon I think you can get away with a 2-3 species tank.. Yellow labs/saulosi/rustys 1 male/4 female of each..
 

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Hmm. I'm really liking what I'm seeing as far as the Acei go. Would I be able to still get away with 6 Acei paired with 6 Labs?

I'll be doing my first ever order of fish through www.Liveaquaria.com and as far as their stock goes Its a little limiting. I might be able to check out a LFS out here but last I checked, he was converting his store to pretty much marine only so we'll see.

I feel like I'm the guy that isn't doing enough research but I just want to make sure I get it right this time around :oops:
 

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gatorbaiter said:
Acei get fairly big. I am a fan of cynotiliapia afra species especially jalo reef type. But just my opinion
I agree with gatorbaiter on the acei in the 48x12 tank. From the Cynotilapia family I like sp. hara and the females have a nice mid-blue color in lieu of the acei.
 

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Well I think I've come to a decision on what I want to stock.

6 Yellow Labs & 6 Iodotropheus sprengerae "Rusty"

My only concern now is the fact that I'm not running sand as my substrate. I know its advisable to switch over but what I want to ask now is if I can still run my gravel and house these beauties with no negative effects.

The more I look, the more I want to switch to Pool filter sand but I'm not looking forward to doing yet another substrate switch out :?
 

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Gravel is fine. I think you could add another species with that size tank.
 
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