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First of all i have a 28 gallon fish tank with 7 Lake Malwai cichlids-2 yellow labs,2 acei, 1 albino one, and 2 rock dwellers. Here is the problem they kill the algae eaters/plecos and the tank looks really bad. So please give me some advice. and what other fish could i put in a 28g?

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The tank you have is likely unsuitable for Malawi cichlids. Also, Malawi cichlids don't pair and are best in groups of two or more females for a single male. Adding more fish to this tank will likely cause more problems than it will solve. Upgrading to a larger tank may be the only solution.

What are the dimensions of your tank?
 

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i dont think you should add more fish. your tank is pretty small for african cichlids. your only way to solve this problem is probably getting a bigger tank.
 

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The only malawi fish i would say is Ps Saulosi and even then i would fell really sorry for them.
Get a bigger tank
 

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I would get rid of the malawi and get some neolamprogene brichardi for a colony of them. I think they are gorgeous fish and that tank is the right size for them. :thumb: Or get a bigger tank (like at least a 55g.) for the malawi and then use the smaller tank for brichardi lol or something more suitable for a smaller tank.
 

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Like I said, I like the Neolamprogene brichardi (look them up in the profile section) for that size tank but there are other fish that would work well too.

If it was me, I'd first figure out if my water was hard or soft then decide on fish that would suit my water best.
The N. brichardi require hard water. If your water is soft, maybe try some german blue rams. They would work well in that size tank too. Those are just some suggestions of fish I like. Good luck.
 
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