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hello fish lovers!

ok first of all, i want to say that i've learnt so much over the past little while just from reading everybodys posts.

i have a 35 gallon tank - most are from lake malawi - which i've only just found out the names off of this site since yesterday! :p heres what i have:

1 labidochromis caeruleus 1 1/2" in size
2 labidochromis hongi - 1"
1 melanochromis auratus- 2 "
1 either melanochromis johanni or cyanerhabdos not sure which kind he is yet- 2"
1 metriaclima estherae- 3"
1 sciaenochromis fryeri- 3 1/2"
1 Psuedotropheus saulosi - 3"
1 lodotropheus sperengae (rusty) - 2"

i know these ones are not from lake malawi, but did not relize when they were bought.. :oops:

1 hemihromis guttatus (jewel cichlid) is he going to be ok in this tank? 2 1/2"
1 thoricthys meeki (firemouth cichlid)- 1 1/2"

now please tell me the damage.... as i did not relize you could only have a certain # of species. ect per tank.

i also have a 90 gallon, so i may be able to move some over into that with your help :oops:

but i'm concerned about the size of fish that i have in the 90- heres what i have:

1 metriaclima callainos (cobalt zebra) size 5"
1 pseudotropheus acei - size 5 "
3 blood parrots- size 6"

thanks! :fish:
 

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What are the dimensions of the 35G
 

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And, what type of stocking have you decided on? It appears that you were going for all male with one of each species?
 

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ok hopeully i measured this right- 23"L X 34" W x 16 " H- the tank i have is a pentagon corner tank.

maybe i'm misunderstanding the whole stocking thing, but from the cookie cutters ect, i was under the impression that you could only have a certain amount of each fish & seeing as i have many different types i thought i was doing something wrong. i love my tank set up (very colorful & entertaining)

so i guess my questions are:

will i have problems in the future with the kinds of fish that i have or will this be ok? so far no deaths have occured.

do i have too many fish in my 35 gallon tank & should i transfer some to my 90 gallon?

if i transfer some will the size matter? as the ones i have in my 90 are very big?

thanks :fish:
 

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Really this shape of tank doesn't suite mbuna very well. I think your best bet is to move these to your 90. But I want to know whats in your 90 first. The saulosi should be fine in the 35 though.
 

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my 90 gallon has"
but i'm concerned about the size of fish that i have in the 90- heres what i have:

1 metriaclima callainos (cobalt zebra) size 5"
1 pseudotropheus acei - size 5 "
3 blood parrots- size 6"
thanks! :fish
 

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I think it would be a good idea to move them all to the 90g.. The exception might be the firemouth and jewel (I don't know much about them maybe leave those in the 35g.).

About the fish already in the 90g.. They should be fine with the new additions. The exception might be the blood parrot (I don't know much about those either, they might need a tank all to theirselves). The size of the callainos and acei doesn't really matter. I'd get a couple more acei though. They like to be in groups, so does the labidochromis caeruleus.

Are you going for an all male tank? I was asking because of you buying only one of each fish. If they are not all male, you will have cross breeding like crazy.
 

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i'm really not sure how to tell if they are males or females - i know for sure that my
melanochromis auratus is a female as the male are black in color.

how would i go about identifiying the rest?

how would i transfer them to my 90 gallon - all in one shot ?
 
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