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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hi !

i want to show you some "profi" pics with my Malawi tank made by a friend of mine, @pomi.

the most impressive species are Fossorochromis rostratus, which is also my favourite , and Aristochromis christyi with his aristocratic nose ...but there s more interesting to see..
i hope you ll like them..

vue of my tank..

my beautie..large male Fossie..

Fossie..close up

a juvie Aristochromis christyi female

a crowd of predators

Protomelas similis male..

Close up Similis

Nimbochromis livingstonii large male portrait

a "living stone"..female

another spotted one..

a dolphin..

Electric blue..portrait

my friend, @pomi at work

4 Malawi cichlids, down left, and my friends..

and some pics made by myself :oops:

a little Livingstonii

my kings

showing off

my Aristochromis showing his real nature..

and a long vid in HD with my tank..i ll promise to you, it worth to watch it... :thumb:

thank you for watching! i will come back with more pics and vids for those who love this kind of beauties..
:thumb: :fish:


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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
thank you a lot for appreciation!

@dtune21, unfortunately, in our country, the cichlid market is almost like it doesn t s very hard to find some special species even at very high prices for our financial power ...but with passion, dedication, we manage to make beautiful African biotope tanks ..
and we are happy because our efforts are apreciated even cross the ocean..

dimensions of the tank are: 200cm long (78,74 inch) x 60cm height(23,62 inch) x 60cm(23,62inch) width...around 720 s a small tank for those monsters :D

thank you again!

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Wonderful tank... outstanding in fact! I have a hap tank of my own and, after seeing your great setup, I'm inclined to increase my stock levels. Do you have females in the tank as well as males?

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
bobesku said:
Great tank! It was a pleasure to see it live and take part of that photo shooting, even as a subject :lol: (me up left in that particular photo)

Also, congratulations for your March 2011 TOTM!
Awesome tank and to be honest it takes your breath if you see it in person. Cheers.
@bobesku, my friend, thank you!
just today, i ve seen that my tank is TOTM winner :lol: I have my head in the clouds :oops: :roll:
It s a big suprise to me because I didn t believe that could happened.
btw, the NLS food is gone :lol: my "little" monsters doesn t eat much :wink: :D but, I could say it worth every penny ..colours increased and i have more spawning pairs..

@kingdave, increasing the stock levels have the advantage of decreasing male agression. yes, i have females in the tank as well as males All males tank is an option but in my opinion , the absence of the females could cause a "sterile" Malawi scene...and after all, the colour of the males couldn t reach full intensity without females.

anyway, thank you all who gives the vote to my tank ! i m a very happy man!

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
CrazyCichlid said:
CrazyCichlid said:
:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Very nice setup. I look forward to my setup looking that way.
How big are those Fossies?
How is the aggression in the tank especially with the Hawks?
Great setup- thanks for sharing and keep us updated.
BUMP :fish:
thank you to all of you for your apreciation!

i apologize to you because answering so late. Fossies are juvie ones..the biggest is 25cm long or more..females are smaller, around 18-20cm long.

it s hard to believe but i will tell you in my tank is peace ..yes , when you see a group of predators like Aristochromis , Nimbochromis livingstonii , Venustus or Dimidiochromis compressiceps, only true scene you thinking is one of a battlefield..but i could say Haps aggression is very low ...during the mating period , aggression is increased but without major problems.. i believe Mbuna are by far the most agressive species comparing to the Haps.

Malawi Hawk is a real danger only for the fishes small enought to swallow. my report is 3 attacks of Malawi Hawk and 1 small Acei lost.

i want to show you 2 "hot" vids of my tank.
the second long episode of My Malawian Tank>

and my pair of Malawi Eye Bitter spawning..about 2 weeks ago>

thank you


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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
I have to move a little bit this topic. I'll post some photos taken some time ago by the same master, @ trees, in memory of this aquarium in which I put so much soul, I and my wife.
In July I have moved permanently to Italy .. I had to abort this aquarium. It was a hard decision but that is life, sometimes you have to give up some things with the hope that one day will be better . I hope someday I ll be able to make a bigger aquarium here, in Italy...

..So, here are the pics..

My Malawi Hawk..beautiful male..

a pair..

Dimidiochromis compressiceps male..

My beauty..Fossie

Protomelas similis

One of my Electric Blue Fryeri

Nimbochromis venustus

Labeotropheus Trewawasae Chilumba Red

Pseudotropheus Acei

I ll stop here..
Thank you for watching!

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