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Old 12-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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Ok so i won an auction for 5 labs in a tank w/ a eheim internal rated 500 l/h the tank they were in was only about 60 litres.
I have moved them into a tank i wasn't using. transferred all the water and media from smaller tank so i hope this should help with any cycling probs.the tank they are in now is about 37 g
The question is how long can i keep them in this tank? They are only about 2 1/2 inch now
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If they're the only fish planned for the tank, I don't see any worries.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:59 PM   #3
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If they're the only fish planned for the tank, I don't see any worries.
yeah but i do suffer from F.A.S (fish acquisition syndrome) and some electric blues have already caught my eye lol
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I agree if it's a species tank you'll be fine. Adding anymore get yourself a 55.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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I agree if it's a species tank you'll be fine. Adding anymore get yourself a 55.
So how many more labs could i add? Would some bnp's be ok?
It just looks kinda empty
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #6
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If they are 2 1/2 inches in length and you have 5 in a 3' tank, you will likely be having some issues soon, especially if you have a male/female combination.

While yellow labs are known as being a less aggressive mbuna, that simply means relative to other mbuna, so it doesn't mean a whole lot. Personally I've not had long term success with them in that small of a tank and would consider upgrading to a 55 very soon. Then you will be able to add another couples varieties as well.
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Sorry to jump in here, seemed right ! Thoughts on 46 g bow front mbuna tank?
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Sorry to jump in here, seemed right ! Thoughts on 46 g bow front mbuna tank?
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I'd suggest starting a new thread so you don't get mixed up
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