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Old 08-03-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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50 Gallow Lake Malawi Tank *PICS & VID*

just converted my community tank to a malawi tank. been thinking about it for a long time. glad i finally did it.

yellow lab & albino zebra


electric blue hap


red zebra


yellow lab, red zebra and firemouth (need to rehome)


albino zebra


yellow lab and red zebras


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YouTube - 50 Gallan Lake Malawi African Cichlid Tank

4 Yellow Labs
2 Red Zebras
1 Albino Zebra
1 Sunshine Peacock
1 Electric Blue Hap

plan is to add 1 Red Zebra and about 3 Acei. probably going to give the Sunshine Peacock away.

the best part is, i didn't spend a dime. traded everything i had (driftwood, rocks, fish, etc) for all of the rocks and cichlids.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:59 PM   #2
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Gorgeous! Is that a firemouth hiding in the rocks?
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:06 AM   #3
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Gorgeous! Is that a firemouth hiding in the rocks?
yeah i still have 1 firemouth and 1 rainbow shark in the mix with all the africans. gave away everything but them so far. i really want to keep the rainbow shark if possible because my son loves him. everything gets along. i might just keep the FM and RS until i star to see any problems. the FM is about 5" long. the rainbow is 4". most of the africans are 2.5" or so, although the albino zebra and one of the yellow labs are about 3.5 or 4"
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beautiful tank ^_^ feeding video next!?!?!?!?!?!
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:40 AM   #5
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very nice. I kept Lake Malawi fish for the longest time and really enjoyed them.
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Such a wonderful set up
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:55 PM   #7
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Great setup. BTW, i have seen many people keep a rainbow shark with malawis with no ill effects. I dont see why to get rid of him. zbut i would get rid of the firemouth quick as possible.
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Tank looks great!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:04 PM   #9
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thanks! yeah i love my rainbow shark. i almost gave him away with everything else but i held onto him. he can hold his own in there! he's got a head start on size too.

i was really wanting to get Acei's but now i'm thinking Kenyis. i like the look of the females (black/blue) vs. the males because they look a lot like my yellow labs.

but would that be a good mix? i'm still new at this! something like:

4 yellow labs (2M/2F)
3 red zebras (1M/2F)
1 Albino Zebra (M)
3 kenyi (1M/2F)
1 Sunsine Peacock (M)
1 Electric Blue Hap (M)
Rainbow Shark

14 fish. i guess that would be considered "overcrowded" but this is a good idea in some setups. i have the filtration and am willing to do frequent water changes to pull it off.
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thanks! yeah i love my rainbow shark. i almost gave him away with everything else but i held onto him. he can hold his own in there! he's got a head start on size too.

i was really wanting to get Acei's but now i'm thinking Kenyis. i like the look of the females (black/blue) vs. the males because they look a lot like my yellow labs.

but would that be a good mix? i'm still new at this! something like:

4 yellow labs (2M/2F)
3 red zebras (1M/2F)
1 Albino Zebra (M)
3 kenyi (1M/2F)
1 Sunsine Peacock (M)
1 Electric Blue Hap (M)
Rainbow Shark

14 fish. i guess that would be considered "overcrowded" but this is a good idea in some setups. i have the filtration and am willing to do frequent water changes to pull it off.
my rainbow shark has been living with mine for almost two years now

just be careful with the kenyi the will kill alot of fish even if they are bigger (i learned that the hard way) so just keep your eye out on the other fish
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