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i am turning a tank into a african cichlid tank and wanting to know if there is driftwood in Lake Malawi and if is necessary to add driftwood
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A Lake Malawi biotope generally consists of sand and rocks.

There is a little fallen wood and a fair amount of plants in the marshy areas near the shore, but it's absolutely not necessary to add driftwood.

Haps do spawn in the plant beds, but return to the rocky, sandy areas for most of their lives.
 

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We have best results with anubias barteri, I believe there are several varieties of this species.
We have drift wood in a few of our african cichlid tanks as well, but not necessary.
 

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My mbuna eat all the plants...I have better luck with Tanganyikans and plants. But really, rocks and sand make up most of the aquascape.
 

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Driftwood can be used with rockwork if you like to make tunnels and dark areas, just make sure the wood doesn't make the water more acidic.

Plants can be a challenge, even if they do not eat the plants they can uproot the plants or nip the plants so they do not do well.
 
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