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Old 09-23-2011, 09:55 AM   #1
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Is it really that bad to mix cichlids from lake tang. and lake Malawi ???
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They do have different water parameters and aggressiveness but it comes down to the kind of fish IMO. Watcha planning?
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Well I have a pair of yellow labs n a ob peacock cichlids pair n I want a frontosa, rams, naybe a few Malawi blue cichlids idk I dnt have the room to put two tanks n I have a 85 gallon one now
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Well I have a pair of yellow labs n a ob peacock cichlids pair n I want a frontosa, rams, naybe a few Malawi blue cichlids idk I dnt have the room to put two tanks n I have a 85 gallon one now
I think it would be chaos...
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I had a juvenile frontosa in my Malawi tank for a while when my mates tank broke, no issues really! On the long run I would keep fronts in a species only tank though. Malawis are like pitpulls there fronts are sweet calm Guinea pigs, they're way too shy to be happy in there!
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Aren't rams a little too delicate to go in with Africans?
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Yes, it is. Many reasons.... pH, hardness, diets, aggressiveness, etc. Rams have no business and won't survive long at all in a rift tank.
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Yes, it is. Many reasons.... pH, hardness, diets, aggressiveness, etc. Rams have no business and won't survive long at all in a rift tank.
Thats what I thought. My cousin uses ro/di water for hers. They are SUPER picky.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #9
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So frontosa n malawi mbuna is not a good idea is what u guys r saying
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I ve got a frontosa in my tank along with a 12 malawis and he's been fine. I know two other people who have more mature and greater number of malawis and the frontosa s are doing great… they re actually funny enough their favourite fish. I think your over thinking the problem and they ll be fine. Throw them in the tank and it ll be ok. Lol.
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