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Old 01-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Question 220 litre/50 Gallon Cichlid Noob Help!!

To anyone who helped me with my other 3 tanks here previously -
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Now I have a new, cycled, empty 50 Gallon tank and would love to start a cichlid tank...
So... Help! Stocking ideas? I'm getting a book on cichlids tomorrow, but does anyone have any ideas on what goes with what well?!

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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What kind of Cichlids? Africans?
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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I reckon so, but I'm still learning! I also have a 6 inch RTBS... Can I combine?!
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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Try lake Malawi Mbuna cichlids. Like yellow lab cichlid or red zebra or rusty cichlid. There all pretty, and cool.
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Im thinking peacocks!
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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Something bright sounds good! Do you think they might mix with a RTBS too?!
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:17 PM   #7
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So what is the recommended max stocking of African cichlids in a 50 gallon?
I currently have 9 juveniles and a gibbicepts.
Filtration by a fluval 205 external filter and another internal filter, rated for 200 litres.

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Old 04-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #8
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Don't mix africans and a RTBS they will kill him I would try a firemouth cichlid pair and a school of 6 giant danios.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:54 AM   #9
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Only 8 fish in a fifty gallon? I thought I could over stock?
The Ruby shark is about 6 inches, no idea how old, the cichlids leave him alone currently, he does have another tank to go to if they or he get too boisterous!!
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My happy tank is doing well, I thought that they had started to breed, but all the females who had a "full" mouth have not delivered. Any suggestions on how to improve the strike rate?
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To anyone who helped me with my other 3 tanks here previously -
You were amazing.

Now I have a new, cycled, empty 50 Gallon tank and would love to start a cichlid tank...
So... Help! Stocking ideas? I'm getting a book on cichlids tomorrow, but does anyone have any ideas on what goes with what well?!

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Old 09-06-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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Hrvat I have 3 African cichlid tanks,the ph needs to be between 7.6 to 9.0 ? You can buffer the water by using corral sand & ocean rock Get the longest tank you can ? Cichlids are aggressive fish,and build territories ? This advice are for African Cichlids mate ? South American Cichlids are Aggressive also,but brilliant parents !!!
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My happy tank is doing well, I thought that they had started to breed, but all the females who had a "full" mouth have not delivered. Any suggestions on how to improve the strike rate?
What did you end up going with?
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Andrew what do you feed your African Cichlids mate ? I use New Era ( green pellets ) & Sera Granugreen pellets cucumber,lettuce ?
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Hikari cichlid gold works great for my peacock and hap tank
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Andrew what do you feed your African Cichlids mate ? I use New Era ( green pellets ) & Sera Granugreen pellets cucumber,lettuce ?
I like NLS Thera A
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I got 9 Malawi cichlids in the end, 3 yellow labs, 3 dragons bloods (think that's what they're called,) and 3 blue striped ones that I haven't identified yet. They are all very happy!
Double filtered, a fluval 205 external and a 200L internal to keep things moving!
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