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Old 03-18-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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Adding more Cichlids to my 55 gallon

I currently have 5 electric yellow labs, 2 coblat blue zebras, 1 red blotch zebra, and 2 BNP's. they are all 2 inches and I think they are all males except 2-3 labs. I am heading out tomorrow morning as soon as my LFS opens and getting a list of the cichlids they have then comes back home, researching them, then have to head back there before lunch time and put my order in. I was wondering id there were any cichlids that would work that might be on the list? No rusty's and I want small fish (4 inches ish) once I get the list I will put them all on here and see what you think tomorrow. I only have a few hours to do it though and dont want to run out of time I was thinking afra cobue but I don't think it will be on the list. any ideas?? My tank is all slate and two filters
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:40 AM   #2
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Well u could read all your other threads on adding stock to your tank and review the info people have given you. Now that you know alittle more about cichlids it might make more sense to you now.

You could get really any other cynotilipia afra they have on the list just dont mix ones that look similar a it could cause problems..

I personally like the cynotilipia afra jalo reef
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...es.php?id=1733

You could try the pseudo. Chalosi

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...ies.php?id=860

Really depends on what you want
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:45 AM   #3
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Well u could read all your other threads on adding stock to your tank and review the info people have given you. Now that you know alittle more about cichlids it might make more sense to you now.

You could get really any other cynotilipia afra they have on the list just dont mix ones that look similar a it could cause problems..

I personally like the cynotilipia afra jalo reef
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...es.php?id=1733

You could try the pseudo. Chalosi

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profile...ies.php?id=860

Really depends on what you want
I can only get one of each cynotilipia?
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I can only get one of each cynotilipia?
What do you mean one of each ? like 1 male of cobue and jalo reef ? or like only 1 period .. You can do a group of the same one if thats what your asking. I dont think i would mix those to together though in your size tank as they look similiar and could cause aggression .
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What do you mean one of each ? like 1 male of cobue and jalo reef ? or like only 1 period .. You can do a group of the same one if thats what your asking. I dont think i would mix those to together though in your size tank as they look similiar and could cause aggression .
Yes by one i meant like only having one. I wanted a group of 5 fish but i don't want aggression.
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Yes by one i meant like only having one. I wanted a group of 5 fish but i don't want aggression.
ok you can have 4 cynotilipias .. 1m and 3f of the same one.
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ok you can have 4 cynotilipias .. 1m and 3f of the same one.
But are the females a brown and the males are the blue and yellow? I don't want any brown/rusty looking fish could one male just be bought or will he want to be dominant? My red blotch and cobalt are prob already going to try and be the dominant males
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all your males are gonna try to be dominant and some point its like with any other animal. Your gonna have fights in your tank at some point no matter how you stock it
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cobue

Females tend to be less colorful, brown body with a yellow edge on their dorsal fin.
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a friend of mine has them and he says they are a light blue though
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