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Old 03-18-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Mbuna cichlids

Ive browsed for hours for the info im looking for. How many mbunas should I put in a 210g african mbuna community tank? Found lots of advice for 55g and 125g. I think I want it overstocked as thats what most say I should do. I have 2 cf500uv canisters for my filtration. Crushed coral substrate and lots of rocks. Thanks

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Old 03-18-2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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As long as ur filtration keeps up I think ur lookin at possibly 70 to 80 fish If they say 15 to 20 in a 55 do the math and that's wat I come up with
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Remember you need to account for reproduction in your potential stocking unless you are going with a single sex tank. You can't max out your stocking potential and expect to have reproduction occur successfully.
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Ive came up with a list of some I like. Does anyone see problems or have any other candidates for my tank?
Labidochromis caeruleus
Iodotropheus sperengae
Pseudo acei
Cynotilapia afra
Pseudo saulosi
Pseudo socolofi

I was going to stock with juveniles because #1 theyre cheaper and #2 maybe they'll get along better as they mature.

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Old 03-18-2014, 09:57 PM   #5
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Remember you need to account for reproduction in your potential stocking unless you are going with a single sex tank. You can't max out your stocking potential and expect to have reproduction occur successfully.
How could I go about same sex tank?
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How many of each are you getting? The saulosi might be the only one I see having some issue. Cynotilapia afra (?)
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Idk. I have a 210g to fill. I found the afra on google. Whats problem with saulosi? Too aggresive?
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Other way around.....Your aquarium is large so that might not be a problem with stocking. Just make sure that they are are least 2+ in if you do get them. Out of all the group they were the smallest in growing so keep in eye on them....
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:23 PM   #9
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Any suggestions for other tankmates? And quantity? Im new at this and decided to skip small tanks and went straight for 210g after having a 55g for only 2 weeks.
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Ive came up with a list of some I like. Does anyone see problems or have any other candidates for my tank?
Labidochromis caeruleus
Iodotropheus sperengae
Pseudo acei
Cynotilapia afra
Pseudo saulosi
Pseudo socolofi

I was going to stock with juveniles because #1 theyre cheaper and #2 maybe they'll get along better as they mature.

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That list won't work.. it will either end in a blood bath, hybrids everywhere or a little of both.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...king-cichlids/

This bottom link has a break down of a 210 gallon hardware and stocking numbers

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...dcor-hardware/


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