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Old 02-15-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
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Question Creating A Rift Lake Biotope

Hi i was wondering how i should make my rift lake biotope aquarium. i have a 30gal tank and i want to put electric yellow and blue zebra cichlids in it i want a few pairs and hope they'll breed. How many cichlids should i put in? How should i design it? What should i feed them? HELP ME!!!!!
If you have a rift lake aquarium could you send me pictures so i can get the idea.
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I wouldn't put Blue Zebras in a 30g tank. IMO they need more space, especially if you want to breed them. I wouldn't put them in anything less than a 55g.

Electric Yellows are iffy on tank size, but I would go with a 55g for them too.

If you want Mbuna for a 30g, look into Pseudotropheus saulosi. They stay small and while they are aggressive, they tend to be better than other Mbuna, especially in smaller tanks. The males are blue and females are yellow, so you'd have the same color combo, just with one species.

I would have a male and 4-5 females and thats it.
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