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Old 03-02-2011, 05:28 PM   #1
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yellow labs problem

i have added 2 new smaller yellow labs and a small pleco to my 20 long tank. so nows there's 3 yellow labs and a pleco they are all new to the tank. but now the bigger one is harassing the smaller ones theres a vid on YouTube of my tank

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can you let me know what you think of them And the tank. thanks

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Old 03-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #2
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I couldnt find it clicking the link......
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180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
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Yellow labs are one of the more docile mbuna but these fish still require a minimum of a 4ft tank to help with aggression and size, with a 20 gallon there just isn't enough real estate for these fish and they will continue this behavior.
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I've got 2 in my 55 and they are the meek ones in my tank. They bother no one, not even each other. Them and my kenyi are the "happy" fish as I call them.
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I would love to help, but yeah, that link is dead. Try re-posting it. I currently have a 25g tank filled with various Malawi Cichlids, and while they are do chase each other around pretty frequently, the aggressive behavior is nearly null because I have the tank overstocked... With the fish you have however, you will probably need to remove a lab (preferably a male) in order to resolve the issue... But as Carey said, as far as Malawi Cichlids go, yellow labids are about as docile as they come.

@Carey It's funny however that you say your kenyi is also docile... Because they're usually one of the more aggressive Malawi species... But I do remember you saying that it's considerably smaller? If it is, then it's just being submissive. Best not draw attention to the fact that you're a good target I'm sure.

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search - Yellow labs 20 gallon
its the first one
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THe tank is entirely too small, that's the big contributing factor right now. As stated, you need a 4' tank minimum.
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well now that I moved the bigger ones hideing spot he's been fine no more fighting
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get a 55 gallon and a bunch of tufa and or lace rock, for hiding places.all will be happier
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