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Old 03-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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I have a 30g mbuna tank, right now I have 6 mbuna in it. Do I have room for anymore? I'm using a fluval C4 filter which is turning the water over almost 10 times an hour and I do a 25% water change weekly. The mbuna are juvies but I'm already noticing a few bullies. Am I already over stocked or can I add a few more? Thanks for any help! Here's a pic of my setupClick image for larger version

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Old 03-09-2014, 03:11 PM   #2
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What mbuna do you have? Species like the Acei get pretty large, so it would require a larger tank. At 6 I would say you're at the limit due to the tank size, even if you had a filtration system to overstock, it would just be too cramped. Also depending on what 6 and if there are any females, things could get ugly as they mature.
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I have 2 acei, 2 red zebras and 2 kenyi. [Mod Edit]I want more! Guess I'll have to upgrade to a 55 or somethin. What I do NEED is a bottom feeder for the tank.
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Yah the bigger tank is needed as you should have more fish together than 6 but need more room. I'd get a 55 or 75 and do like 15 fish. They get aggressive quick no matter how small u think they are they grow pretty quick and get more aggressive every day! Keep an eye out on your local Craig's list for a used tank! Great deals to be had on there!
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+1 on checking Craigslist, even if you already have a large tank in the future, there's always an awesome deal out there for a larger one :p
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Mbuna of any type are too aggressive to keep in a 30 gallon for anything more than an initial grow out tank. You need to upgrade to a tank with a minimum length of 4' and if you want to keep the Kenyi, you are going to need more like 6' and a whole lot more fish. Kenyi are very aggressive mbuna.
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