Originally Posted by Love_MyFish
Why is that? from what I read they need to be stocked on the high side and the tank is 3.5 foot long
I don't recommend any mbuna in a tank that small due to aggression and water quality issues, these fish require a certain amount of territory. The second thing part being water quality,by the time you add substrate and rocks your around 30g of water but if your going to make a attempt at keeping mbuna in a smaller tank regardless a few rules must be followed to even have chance of success, first only one species and second they must be dwarf mbuna, and third the correct stocking ratio with 1m to 5-6f. So your final stocking numbers should be no more than 7 fish, even with those guidelines they is still a chance for failure if you get the male/female ratio wrong or a aggressive male. There are a alot of dwarf mbuna but a few of my favorites are Saulosi, Cynotilapia Afra Cobue, and Polits...males can be a terror though. These are the only fish I'd recommend if you try, but your not going to walk into every LFS
and find Cobue's or Saulosi, so make some calls ahead and order online.
But there are alot of Tangs that could be kept like the shell dwellers mentioned above or a pair of Julie's would be very cool as well.