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Old 01-03-2005, 07:51 PM   #1
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shell dwellers////chiclid question


i am setting up a 30 gal tank and was wondering if shell dwellers can live with other small chiclids. if not can i run a mbuna tank with 30 gal. i plan on having lots of plant////slate cover. sand substrate. please help. Idealy i would like

some shell dwellers
yellow labs. Bright yellow fish and maybe a bright turqoise fish those blue johanis maybe.



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Old 01-04-2005, 11:55 AM   #2
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if you are talking about the african cichlid shell dwellers then yes, you can put them in a 30 gal since most are fairly small cichlids.

Your options will be limited as far as the mbuna. You could do a trio of yellow labs, rusties, or saulosis. I would say around 6 or 7 fish max in a tank that size. Stay away from the johanniis (if you are talking about melanochromis johannii) they are far too aggressive for a tank that size.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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I will take a much more conservitive approach and say no to Mbuna. You can mix some shellies in with Lake Tang fish. Keep in mind that all of the fish I mentioned like to dig and will uproot plants.

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