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Hi,

At the moment i have a small group (5) of yellow labs in my tank.. (3.5 ft)
I have decided to add a group of Cynotilapia Afra's
Can anyone give me advice on which Type of c. afra it should be, Colourwise (blue) and temprement, to go well with the labs..
Also i need advice on how many Males, females i should try to get.

Many thanks for any help you can give

Darren.
 

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Cyno Afra's are awesome looking fish and their temperament is reasonably mild to, they could easily fit in with Yellow labs. Labs do very well holding their own but to be on the safe side buy the Afra just a bit smaller then the Labs, if your labs are big then buy any size Afra you like.
As for different types My personel favorite is the Chewere, and blue and yelloe go well together.
It's entirely up to you in the end, look them up in the profile section and see which one takes your fancy
 

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HI, i would love to hear of other expericence with c. afras, but as the "chewere's" go, what colour di the females have and would 1 male and 3 female suffice?
 

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HOw should i vary the diet of the labs and the c. afra's.... im totally blank... no idea of how to furfill both theor needs.. without feeding the ´rong thing to the worng fish. please help!-..

At the moment, i am feeding the the labs tetra pro vegetable and Hikari algae wafers. anything i should buy as extra for the c- afra, considerding they are canivores
 

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The female still colour up reasonably well and aren't to bad to look at either. Kind of like the male but not as good looking.
Feeding wise you are on the right track, feeding them a very good flake is important, one that is rich in plant matter and spiralina is a must. Only a good pellet will do to, i use New Life Spectrum (NLS). And algea wafers are ok to they might not take to it straight away but once they catch on they will be all over them like a rash.
 

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yeah 1m 3-4f ratio
If you have enough space 2m 5-6 will be ok to you will have a sub-dominate male thats all.
Another thing provide lots of rocks for cover that way tghe dominate male wont be to aggresive
 

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I agree with Gibbs. Your right on track with the food. As for m to f ratio I think in a 3.5ft tank your best bet is going to be 1 male and 3 females. Nice choice with Chewere's.
 
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