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Old 01-27-2015, 05:10 AM   #11
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Really cool! What fish do you have?

55 gallon elephant nose tank.
16 gallon vampire shrimp and snails
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Thanks Shelly. I have like 6 guppies, 2 mollies, 1 little catfish, 1 tiger barb, 2 rose line sharks, 3 yellow labs, and 1 electric blue Acara. I think that's it. I probably forgot something knowing me.


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Thanks Shelly. I have like 6 guppies, 2 mollies, 1 little catfish, 1 tiger barb, 2 rose line sharks, 3 yellow labs, and 1 electric blue Acara. I think that's it. I probably forgot something knowing me.


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That's quite a mix. I hope you have other tanks to move the Africans ?

If they are babies, they may work for now, but if you research those species...it's not a mix I'd recommend.

Nice tank tho 👍


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Coursair, I am told that the yellow labs are the mild ones of the group through breeding and that the Acara is the mildest.
Now with that being said I understand that the guppies and maybe the mollies will have to come out at a later time when the labs begin getting older due to spawning and possibly feeding.
I did notice when I got home tonight that one of the labs is after any yellow fish that it see's especially the other two labs.
I don't know if this is aggression or if maybe it is going through puberty.
It may be the male as it has way more black on the lower fins versus the other two who hardly have any.
But yes I have another 20 gallon I will setup at a later time and looking at a 55 gallon a friend has I can get for a good price as well.
Any idea on the sexing of the labs?
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I'm no expert on sexing Africans. I believe the black edging is wider/darker on the males ?

My concern is that many Africans need a plant-based diet. And will develop bloat if they're fed normal meat-based fish flakes.

So they normally prefer different water conditions as well as diet.

We used Argonite sand substrate and fed them zucchini and romaine and Omega One veggie wafers.

Once they get some size, they may kill off the peaceful fish AFAIK. I've seen Africans eat the eyes of Coreys as well as some smaller Plecos.

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Thanks for the heads up. I have been giving them cucumbers and zucchini and all of the fish seem to enjoy them. If I see that type of aggression I will definately remove them to another tank.


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