its flatback but its like 36 by 19* 19*
Not Exactly sure but its a flatback and its one i bought from a guy he said its like either 47-50 gallon, but according to when i put in water it was 50 gallon, 9 1/2 bucket fulls inside the tank (5 gallon bucket)
Ill measure it to the exact measurements when i get home.
and another thing is...
THinking of cool fish i like, like:
Ice blue zebra's
and just rlly perty cichlids
Well the 36" length is going to give you some limits you may not be happy about. And the non-rectangle shape may be limiting as well. The gallons don't matter much...it's really the footprint that makes a difference because each male fish wants to claim a territory on the substrate.
Depending on the measurements you provide once you get home, I'd start thinking in terms of a single species tank, stocking with dwarf mbuna.
From your list, yellow labs (Labidochromis caeruleus) would be good, but acei (Pseudotropheus acei) would be too big for a 36" tank because they mature at 7".
Zebras (Metriaclima), including the ice blues (greshakei) mature at 6", also not an ideal fit for a 36" tank. Pseudotropheus saulosi or Cynotilapia afra might be a better fit for your tank.
A small timid peacock like Aulonocara baenschi could work.
Absolutely. You are trying to figure out how many territories there are on the bottom of the tank for males to claim. A territory can be anywhere from one square foot to three square feet for one fish depending on the species.
So I would stock like a standard 36" tank and go with the one species of dwarf mbuna, and maybe add some labs.