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Old 04-03-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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How Many Fish

How many fish would you say id be safe with in a 55gal cichlid tank with a penguin 330 and 170 running on it?I want stictly blue and yellow coloured species so definately a few yellow labs,no peacocks had a bad experience with a few terrorizing my other fish before.I plan on getting a aquaclear 110 in a couple months hopefully but untill then how many would u suggest.thanks for any replies!!!
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umm 23-25 but medium sized ones
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Well, you have a few options to go here.

in a 50 gallon i personally keep (and i know i am gonna get "what the heck are you doing?? You can't keep just 4 together!! You need more!!) ......

4 Ps. Demasoni (blue/black coloration)
6 Metriaclima heteropictus "Msobo Lundu Island"
9 Ps. Salousi
3 BN plecos

Also somewhere in the tank is 3 kuhli loaches (i know ... i am amazed at how they are surviving!!! Mostly cause they dig into my gravel)

I have added them all together (the cichlids that is) because my tank is VERY mature and could handle the bio-load (not to mention that i have an Ehiem 2213 and 2 AC 110's on it)

what i like about my mix is that all the cichlids are mbuna.
The Ps. Salousi males are a nice blue (similar to Demasoni) ... the Demasoni are REALLY a vibrant blue coloration.

The Ps. Salousi females are a nice yellow ... not as neon as yellow labs, but pretty ****ed close!

the Metriaclima heteropictus "Msobo Lundu Island" (rarer cichlid i ran into) are quite interesting as well. The males are this blueish/whitish color and the females are this golden color with a neon yellow fin to it.

You can see photos of my tank here in my Photo Gallery located at http://www.aquariumadvice.com/photop...00&ppuser=8018
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