Cichlid Fish Forum banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
OK everyone this is my 1st post. I recently got a good deal on a 210 gallon tank from my wifes cousin. I was leaning toward all Mbunas but after talking to my LFS they suggested mixing it with Peacocks too due to the size of the tanks. I'VE been kepping fish for many of years even gone so far as to raise a spawn of angelfish , kept a few Africans but not anything on this level. I'm sure there will be many more questions but this is the 1st. looking forward to all input
 

· Administrator
Joined
·
40,881 Posts
What are the dimensions of the tank that will have the fish in it. IMO the sump does not really add to the capacity.

You would be pretty restricted on the mbuna you could stock once peacocks are in the mix.
 

· Administrator
Joined
·
40,881 Posts
Which do YOU want? Is he hoping for a bigger sale by including peacocks?

For a 72" mbuna tank I like five species with 1m:4f of each depending on the species.
 

· Administrator
Joined
·
40,881 Posts
After experimenting, that is the number I like for mixed gender of fish that mature <= six inches. You could push the envelope with one more group of 5 depending on species. You have a little extra room with the 24" depth.

For all male I like 18 individuals.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
30 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
OK I am a little confused. The Red Zebra is a Metriaclima correct? And I am not Sure which one I listed is a Acei. I have been looking at the stock on <vendor name removed> site. is there a better place to shop?
 

· Administrator
Joined
·
40,881 Posts
You did not list acei. You listed cobalt blue zebra which is a Metriaclima and you already have the red zebra Metriaclima estherae.

I will send you a PM for your other question.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top