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Old 08-22-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Where to start?

In your guys opinions what would be the best way to introduce myself to the world of cichlids?
African or SA? Mbuna or Haps?
I am looking for a setup that is not too difficult, colorful and good for beginners. This isn't my first aquarium but it is my first cichlids.
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You need to make that choice on your own. Do some digging around and look at pictures (profiles) to see what you like the most
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Well I have really. I guess I was just looking more maybe more of a confirmation. But you can answer this for me: Do you think mbuna cichlids will be too aggressive for a beginner to handle?
I was thinking yellow labs-red zebras and one more species probably.
Thank you for answering my silly questions!
(PS: I read your articles as well...well written...thank you for helping newcomers like me to the hobby!)
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I'm a mbuna lover so I'm a little bias and that sounds like a good start with those fish maybe add some mainginos what size tank u want at least a 55g
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Well I have really. I guess I was just looking more maybe more of a confirmation. But you can answer this for me: Do you think mbuna cichlids will be too aggressive for a beginner to handle?
I was thinking yellow labs-red zebras and one more species probably.
Thank you for answering my silly questions!
(PS: I read your articles as well...well written...thank you for helping newcomers like me to the hobby!)
They can be as easy or as hard you want it t be. If you stay within strict stocking guide lines it will be easy and of course listening to members that have been there and tried that. Or throw anything and everything in the tank and go the hard route. Its really not that hard and the fish are hardy. Its the aggression that makes it difficult.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:35 AM   #6
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Well thank you for the feedback...greatly appreciated!!
I started researching for a potential mbuna 50 gallon tank so I will most definetly have lots of questions regarding stocking and other things in a few weeks. Hope you can help with those too
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