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Old 12-08-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Mbuna overstock question...

Have 11 mbuna in my 55 gal tank and am wanting to get maybe 2 or 3 more females jus to make a better m/f ratio for a breeding colony! I'm wondering if this might be going overboard... I have 2 over the back filters made for 75 gal and I do a 50% wwc... Can anyone give me their thoughts on this? Thanks!
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:07 PM   #2
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No that would be fine I think it's usually recommended to overstock I would do 15 mbuna in a 55 gallon.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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I knew tht it was good to overstock mbuna but I didn't know if tht was to much... Thanks for the advice!
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Not a problem! What's your m/f ratio right now?
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I think I have 3 males and 9 females but there's 2 of the thought to be females tht I'm not 100% sure of... I need to vent them but their to small...
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #6
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Oh nice your tank should work out extremely well then probably won't have really any aggression issues with that many females.
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It's gone pretty well already! And one more question.. Would my ratio still be ok if I were to get 1 more male and 2 females? I was wanting to get a male yellow lab and 2 female yellow labs because I already have 1 female yellow lab and I've heard that yellow labs are CRAZY breeders! I would like to have 1 male and 3 female yellow labs...
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That would be fine to add 1 male and 2 females labs are pretty calm for mbuna and he shouldn't cause any issues.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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How about for breeding though...
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #10
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That should be fine for breeding to.
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