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Old 03-04-2014, 07:57 AM   #1
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Can any one give me the best African cichlid setup for a 75 gallon

Including a frontosa
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure frontosa need a species tank, but I could be wrong. what is the foot print of the tank?
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:21 PM   #3
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What do you mean ? (I'm new to this stuff srry!)

75gallon btw
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:56 PM   #4
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In other words a population of frontosa needs to be kept all by itself, don't include other types.
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So like a frontosa only tank or can I mix with other tanganyikan cichlids?
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:05 PM   #6
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Frontosa only

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:20 AM   #7
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75 is really to small for frontosa. They like to be in groups of 5 or more and get to be 18" so 125 or more is recommended. In a larger size tank you can mix frontosa with other Tanganyika.

If you like the colors of frontosa you could go with a false Frontosa - Lamprologus Tretocephalus. They are cool fish that will do well in a 75. see link below.

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:20 PM   #8
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But Malawian cichlids go well together right?
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:09 PM   #9
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In other words a population of frontosa needs to be kept all by itself, don't include other types.

Not necessarily I got a frontosa with mbunas and peacocks
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But Malawian cichlids go well together right?

Most Malawian cichlids go well together of you do mix peacocks and mbunas make sure peacocks are larger than mbunas so they don't get bullied they key to a good african cichlid tank is the hiding spaces lots of decor like pants and rock like lime stone which it's great for them cuz it'll raise your ph and use aragonite you can actually stock your tank about 1.5 inch fish per gallon or 2 but you must have a good filtration system
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