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Old 03-11-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Need to find other cichlids to go with my current ones?

I bought 4 yellow labs on the 7th of this month and he said that the dark one (almost orange) was for sure a male. Since I got them there is another lab that now has black on its bottom fin. Out of the 4 labs I think only 1 maybe 2 are females. The next day, I went out and got 2 cobalt blue zebras and one red blotch zebra. They all have dots on their bottom tail so I assume they are all males. I want to know what else can go in with them and not be to big. my tank is a 55 gallon tank and I have a aqua clear 70 and a fluval c4, plud one to the left which is a filter but I just use it for current.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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You need to get a power head and get more zebras mbuna like to live in harem colonies.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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In a 55 I would only d 3-4 different ones and have more of them. They stand out better that way IMO. I'd get more of the ones you have and be done with it
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In a 55 I would only d 3-4 different ones and have more of them. They stand out better that way IMO. I'd get more of the ones you have and be done with it
I want to go get in a few mins a strawberry peacock cichlid... I heard that if you just keep a male he wont have good color?? Should I then get more red brotch and coblat?? I though to many big ones isnt good. Should I get 2-3 more yellow labs also???
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I want to go get in a few mins a strawberry peacock cichlid... I heard that if you just keep a male he wont have good color?? Should I then get more red brotch and coblat?? I though to many big ones isnt good. Should I get 2-3 more yellow labs also???
That all sounds good but I'd leave the peacock out
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That all sounds good but I'd leave the peacock out
Okay i am going to head out 30 mins out of town and get 3 electric yellow labs for half the price.... can kenyyi or damo.... something go in there? That is basically my last options
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Okay i am going to head out 30 mins out of town and get 3 electric yellow labs for half the price.... can kenyyi or damo.... something go in there? That is basically my last options
They do have a 14 day thing that i can bring them back
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Okay i am going to head out 30 mins out of town and get 3 electric yellow labs for half the price.... can kenyyi or damo.... something go in there? That is basically my last options
If by damo you mean demansoni absoulourly not they require schools of at least 15. Kenyis need a ration of say 1m:3f and get quite aggressive.
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If by damo you mean demansoni absoulourly not they require schools of at least 15. Kenyis need a ration of say 1m:3f and get quite aggressive.
Okay then i won't get either...
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That all sounds good but I'd leave the peacock out
Is there any kind that i can get that is usually in an assorted tank?
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