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Old 11-25-2014, 05:53 AM   #1
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35 Gallon Mbuna Tank Help

Is it possible to do a 35 Gallon Mbuna tank or is it to small? The stock list would be 2 Cobalt Blue Zebra, and 2 Electric Yellow, in a tank with an AQ 70 and also Texas Holey Rock...Honest opinion?
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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Anyone have any advice?
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The only mbuna I would even attempt in that sized tank would be a dwarf species only tank. I would recommend Pseudotropheus saulosi or Cynotilapia afra cobue.
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That's what I was looking into. I've read its best to keep 6 to spread aggression. 2 makes to 4 females hopefully both makes would color blue since there's only 2. Do you think 6 is to many in a 35 gallon?
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In that sized tank with some of the stock I mentioned I'd do 2 males to 7 females, but don't be surprised if you still see some aggression issues. That size tank simply doesn't give enough real estate. I recommend finding saulosi and stocking this as a species only tank as that will still give you the classic blue/yellow look.
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9 fish wouldn't be to many?
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9 fish wouldn't be to many?
I would certainly try it. You may only get away with one male depending on the temperament of the alpha male but with enough females I think you would be fine.
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