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Old 04-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Please help fix my tank!

I have a 100gallon thats been circulating for 3 months and decided to make it a Malawi tank. Being used to other freshwater fish, i didnt realise mixing species would be such a problem and of course the guy at my LFS either didnt care or didnt know, so now i have:
3 pseudotropheus socolofi
2 rubin reds
1 lemon yellow lab
2 Melanochromis auratus
2 pseudotropheus saulosi

Is this too much species? Is the golden mbunas too aggressive?

I thought of doing an all male tank as i read online that you can do this but didnt realise id have to take some of them out. so now im thinking of keeping a breeding tank... How many of each do I have to add to keep peace (they are all juvenile so cant tell sex) and how long do i have to wait before adding more fish?

Will all these species co exist in a breeding environment?

I only have enough caves for the amount i have now, do you have ideas for found objects that can be temporary caves until i can buy more caves?
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I have a 100gallon thats been circulating for 3 months and decided to make it a Malawi tank. Being used to other freshwater fish, i didnt realise mixing species would be such a problem and of course the guy at my LFS either didnt care or didnt know, so now i have:
3 pseudotropheus socolofi
2 rubin reds
1 lemon yellow lab
2 Melanochromis auratus
2 pseudotropheus saulosi

Is this too much species? Is the golden mbunas too aggressive?

I thought of doing an all male tank as i read online that you can do this but didnt realise id have to take some of them out. so now im thinking of keeping a breeding tank... How many of each do I have to add to keep peace (they are all juvenile so cant tell sex) and how long do i have to wait before adding more fish?

Will all these species co exist in a breeding environment?

I only have enough caves for the amount i have now, do you have ideas for found objects that can be temporary caves until i can buy more caves?
6 pseudotropheus socolofi
2 rubin reds
8 lemon yellow lab
8 pseudotropheus saulosi

Fixed is this a 5' or 6' tank? You could add another or two
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 AM   #3
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Great thanx- so the Golden Mbuna is a no go? Could I perhaps wait to see if they are female? I have a 5' tank.
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Oh and when can I put in some more and how much?
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And can i add acei and how many of them?
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This should help you out
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/lake-m...dcor-hardware/

You can add anytime just add them in big groups.

What are you calling a golden mbuna?
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Thanx. Golden Mbuna = Melanochromis auratus
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Thanx. Golden Mbuna = Melanochromis auratus
Leave them out they're as mean as a bear.


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And can i add acei and how many of them?
You could get 4 or 5 and call it stocked.
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