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Old 06-15-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I bet you get a lot of these questions so sorry but I have a 41g ( I think it it's bigger) its a aqua one ar-850 and I have two small jewel cichlids. I am going to my lfs and I am thinking of maybe 3 electric yellows or something along those lines. Any ideas of fish? And how many should I get of one species? Thanks
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Hey guys, I bet you get a lot of these questions so sorry but I have a 41g ( I think it it's bigger) its a aqua one ar-850 and I have two small jewel cichlids. I am going to my lfs and I am thinking of maybe 3 electric yellows or something along those lines. Any ideas of fish? And how many should I get of one species? Thanks
Don't get any more fish
The jewels may kill them plus you are already stocked
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But I only have two fish? Is it because of the jewels?
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But I only have two fish? Is it because of the jewels?
Yes
Rehome them and you can have more
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I disagree. The jewels will be fine in that size of a tank. I would not mix African rift lake fish with the jewels which are riverine however. Their preferred water conditions and nutrition are too different for them to both thrive.
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Thanks guys, I may rehome them but I do like them :/. The lfs said I could keep them with other fish but I wanted to check. So I can not have any fish with them or I can't have rift lake cichlids with them. Are electric yellows rift lake? Thanks
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I disagree. The jewels will be fine in that size of a tank. I would not mix African rift lake fish with the jewels which are riverine however. Their preferred water conditions and nutrition are too different for them to both thrive.
I didn't mean thy wouldn't be fine
I just meant that African rift lake cichlids wouldn't be the best choice with them and I wouldnt add anymore fish
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What are the common rift lake species ( just so I no ) thanks
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There are 100s in the hobby if not 1000s. Anything labeled as mbuna, malawi, victorian, tangs, haps, peacocks, etc. It is best to seek the scientific name to be sure. They are hard water / high pH fish, your jewels aren't. If you want to keep them and want color, I'd suggest a small school of emperor tetras to stay with the "african river theme" or most any other peaceful tetras or danios.
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What ph does malawi, and others need?
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