Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
315 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 46 gallon bowfront, aragonite substrate, lace rock structures. Currently stocked with 6 labidochromis caeruleus and 5 zebra loaches. The labs were raised from about 1/2" and I've had the loaches for about 10 years.

Goals:
- keep the labs and loaches :fish:
- keep aggression low (can't we all just get along) :D
- add 1 more group of cichlids
- preferably in the 4" range
- color must be vibrant for both male and females. No washed out, brown females. :lol:
- leaning towards something in blue, blue stripes, etc :eek:
- I haven't ruled out 1-3 peacocks, but was leaning towards mbuna or some other compatible Malawi species

Can you give me some tried and true suggestions?
Thanks so much for your help!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
315 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I am kind of disappointed since I was interested in adding some blue.

18 tall x 36 long x 12 wide (17" at the bow).

For species, 5 botia striata seems to be a good number. I've had 3 of the botia for about 10 years. I added 2 more a few years ago after a little research and the group "came alive". Previously they were a little more skittish. I suppose they truly do like to be in slightly larger groups than a pair.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top