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Old 04-19-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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Any suggestions for my Malawi tank?

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Is this setup of Malawi ok? Shall I add something as decoration?
The tank is 235ltrs, and houses 4 electric yellow, 3 cobalt blue, 3 red zebras, 3 venustus & 4 demasoni.

Its my first tank so I am a beginner


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Old 04-19-2014, 10:17 AM   #2
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Tank looks good to me. You might have some issues with the demasoni. They notoriously difficult to keep. Maybe a few more rocks would help that situation.
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Thanks, at the moment they look calm but I think they are still small. Any advice on how to get rid of algae. I do not like plecos but!!!


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I have 2 Chinese algae eaters in my 75g tank, they've done a great job. They also look way better than plecos in my opinion and can defend themselves well agains the malawis.
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Thanks a lot, one last thing. I have this algae eater. Do yo know its name? Can you recognize? Click image for larger version

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You need more caves, the male demosanis will be fighting
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:53 AM   #7
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Yeah that's a Chinese algae eater. They work well for me. I agree with troyd, more caves will do the tank good. Also soon as you can tell I'd stick with one male demasoni to 5 or 6 females. And in that size I wouldn't go for anymore than 1 male.
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Thanks a lot, one last thing. I have this algae eater. Do yo know its name? Can you recognize? Attachment 233985


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Chinese algae eaters are great. I have a golden one. They are classified as a type of shark by some people. They are aggressive. I have heard some people say they will kill other fish, but I have NEVER seen that with this one, or my previous one.

I guess if they got hungry enough they might, but they are pretty easy to keep happy.
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