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Old 02-04-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Cichlids in community tank?

My LFS has a tank dedicated to 'mixed African Malawi cichlids', and I would like to get a few for my 56 gallon. It currently houses mixed rainbowfish, catfish, and a kribensis.

The cichlids I've been looking at are: electric yellow mbuna, ice blue mbuna, red zebra mbuna, and albino peacock mbuna. I could put them in my 20 gallon if I had to, but I want to make that tank a dwarf puffer tank.

My question is will the mbunas kill the rainbows or any other fish in the tank, and/or will they fight with the kribensis?

Thanks in advance
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Mbuna are very territorial and shouldn't be house with fish not from Lake Malawi. Even mixing certain species from within Malawi are not able to be housed together. A 20 gallon will no where near sufficient. 55 gallons or larger


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