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Old 11-23-2014, 11:33 AM   #1
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How many six inch African Cichlids (Malawi) should I put in a five foot, 104 gallon tank?
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Six inch is quite big, maybe something ranging from 10 to 25 for a 100gal. I know from experience that heavily stocking helps out in african tanks. Maybe some cichlid experts could give more insight. What type of malawi exactly are you trying to stock?

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Six inch is quite big, maybe something ranging from 10 to 25 for a 100gal. I know from experience that heavily stocking helps out in african tanks. Maybe some cichlid experts could give more insight. What type of malawi exactly are you trying to stock?

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220 Gallon- To come...
I chose 6 inches because I was told by the aquarium shop that this is the average size. As for the type of fish, I’m not decided yet. I do like Electric yellow Labidochromis Caeruleus, Pseudotropheus Demasoni and Inca Apistogramma Apistogramma Baenschi. I’m not even sure if they can be mixed.

I am new at this.
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I see, sorry , africans arent my strong point but for a beginner, you should start with Mbuna Africans. You can go on Aqadvisor and check those fish out or look at other peoples mbuna tanks. I know the electric yellow is a stunning mbuna fish and a lot of mbunas has vibrant colors. Best of luck!

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I chose 6 inches because I was told by the aquarium shop that this is the average size. As for the type of fish, Iím not decided yet. I do like Electric yellow Labidochromis Caeruleus, Pseudotropheus Demasoni and Inca Apistogramma Apistogramma Baenschi. Iím not even sure if they can be mixed.

I am new at this.

The yellow lab demasoni are African cichlids from lake Malawi and are Mbunas so they can go with haps and peacocks but it's very difficult for beginners. I would get rid of the inca and maybe go for some cherry reds and red fin borleyis to offset the blues and yellows and get more diversity(the males that is)
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