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Old 03-11-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Cichlid id?

Was at the doctors and saw this tank, I want to do something similar so I had some questions. First of all is this overstocked?, it's a 50g hex
What type of African are they? Not the parrots
And which are male/female/or juvies.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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I don't know the Africans but I wonder why people have to stick parrots in with everything. IMO it throws the whole tank off.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:21 PM   #3
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They look like red top zebras and a red parrot cichlid. The tank does look pretty small for that many fish at that size.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:28 PM   #4
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That's a lot of male ice blues in one tank and agreed about the parrot

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:28 PM   #5
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Cichlid id?

Are they all red top zebras? And which ones are the females and juvies
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:57 PM   #6
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All of the really icy blue ones with the orange/red dorsal are males

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #7
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How much do they go for about. (Sexed)
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:04 PM   #8
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Depends on where you take them some LFS will give you store credit

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Old 03-11-2014, 08:06 PM   #9
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Those look like they're a fairly good size. I'd say a LFS would charge at least 20 to 25 dollars minimum on them. You can find them cheaper online, but then you have to pay for shipping.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:23 AM   #10
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I have some of those fish. They costed me $9.99 (: Click image for larger version

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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Nice!! Sounds great thanks. So it's around 25 fish in a 50g in that tank. Is it too overcrowded?
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:35 AM   #12
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Personally I think it is but as long as it has a good filter and is well maintained with water changes and what not, and aggression isn't a problem it could be okay, not ideal though.
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Not only is it not ideal, but that particular tank is completely inappropriate for those fish. Mbuna need a minimum 4' long tank in order to have sufficient room to establish territories, and with the mix they have they really should have a 6' tank. It is also massively overstocked if there are 25 fish in there.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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Yeah I didn't look at the shape of the tank. Mine is a 40 gallon long (makes it a 4 foot tank), with 4 Africans, and 20 convicts (which are a mix of fry and adults, I have 3 full grown and the rest are about an inch/ inch an a half or under). And I have a emperor 400 filter with biowheels, I do about a 40% water changes. I haven't had a problem yet.

Now before anyone bashes, I'm trying to get rid of the majority of the convicts, everyone but "big pappa". He's my favourite.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:56 AM   #15
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Alright sounds good
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