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Old 01-16-2014, 12:14 AM   #1
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So here is my 55 gal tank...thanks to everyone's help and input. Got 8 cichlids and a pictus catfish in there. Would like to know technically what I got for cichlids though, because I basically went with what I liked..with caution.

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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so here is my 55 gal tank...thanks to everyone's help and input. Got 8 cichlids and a pictus catfish in there. Would like to know technically what i got for cichlids though, because i basically went with what i liked..with caution.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:21 AM   #3
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I would like about 50 more, but realistically what do you think? Any other types I can mix in?
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:30 AM   #4
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Looks like you have red and blue zebras, kenyi, yellow tail acei, yellow lab and a OB from what I can tell

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:36 AM   #5
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So the purple and orange..zebras?
Yellow blue fins...kenyi?
What is OB?
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:09 AM   #6
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OB is orange blotch peacock. the kenyi might become too aggressive for your other stock
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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You want to add 50 more individuals to this 55??? I would say 15-20 max, and I would do a bit research on how to properly pick out stock. I know it's easy to just buy from assorted tanks, but the problem is that many species do much better in groups with a m:f ratio of 1:3-4, and many species are actually not compatible. Rarely will johanni, auratus, Kenyi, crabro, etc do well with the more relaxed species like yellow labs, rusties, zebras, etc. I would plan out a stock list and then buy based on that, it will save you many headaches when the fish start reaching sexual maturity, when the aggression really starts to show
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Or you can do an all male tank if you want to have a variety

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:18 PM   #9
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On a positive note I like your rock work looks like there's lots of hiding places which is ideal for the fish your keeping.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:05 PM   #10
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Ya the 50 fish comment was an exaggeration on my excitement of adding fish. So if it seems like I have the wrong mix now which direction should I go? I like almost every cichlid I see.

They definitely are liking the rocks, they hide in spots I wouldn't have even thought they would fit.
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