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Old 07-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #1
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Stocking my 38Gallon

Aulonocara "German Red"
Nimbochromis venustus
OB
2 yellow labs
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Aulonocara "German Red"
Nimbochromis venustus
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I hate to say it but none of those fish belong in a 38g tank long term. The minimum for most Malawi is a 55g and the venustus along with other haps is a 125g. The only mbuna I'd even think about would Saulosi or Afra Cobue and that's even ousting it.
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i thought it was an inch per gallon???
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i thought it was an inch per gallon???
No that's a old myth when stocking aquariums. For instance take 14 1" neons and then take a 14" jaguar cichlid, they're both 14" but have a drastically different bioloads.
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wtf... im having no luck with anything in my fish world...
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Just takes a little research, that's why I have so many tanks since they're so many I would like. I've only had 207 species of cichlids so I figure I have 2293 or so to go.

You know you could probably get away with the german reds if housed alone, but you'd only be allowed 1m/4f which would result on lots of fry.
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