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Old 12-29-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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stocking 75 gal malawi mbuna tank. help please

so i am in the process of cycling my 75, i originally wanted to have electric blue johanni but now i did some research and i would like to do maybe 12-15 demasoni, some yellow labs and i dont know what else to do i would like to add color maybe a purple any suggestions? maybe acei?
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If your going with dems then I'd only add one other species to the tank, the most common choice would be Labidochromis caeruleus giving you the classic yellow and blue.
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Yup what HUKIT said. I had the same mix (Yellow Labs and Dem's ) The mix is beautiful.
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Johannis will still give you yellow and blue, plus its easy to tell who is male and female. Demasoni are awesome fish though but pack a punch.
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why do you say they pack a punch and could i do johannis labs and maybe acei or somthing else maybe purple? the reason i say purple is i have to have purple or more color for my girlfriend to make her happy otherwise i would just do johannis or dems
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Demasoni are extremely conspecific aggressive which is the reason they should be stocked in higher numbers than most mbuna. I don't think pseudotropheus acei would fair well with them.
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ok well how about melanochromis johannii (6-8) or Pseudotropheus demasoni (12-13) w/, Labidochromis caeruleus (4), Cynotilapia afra, Elongatus Mara Gold, and Pseudotropheus Crabo (Bumble Bee)
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ok well how about melanochromis johannii (6-8) or Pseudotropheus demasoni (12-13) w/, Labidochromis caeruleus (4), Cynotilapia afra, Elongatus Mara Gold, and Pseudotropheus Crabo (Bumble Bee)
Personally I think you should leave the Demasoni and the bee out. Otherwise it looks good to me
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Personally I think you should leave the Demasoni and the bee out. Otherwise it looks good to me
I agree on leaving out the demasoni. Look into Red Top Zebra and Hongi, both are realy colorful.
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so those all would do well with the melanochromis johannii and what quantities should i do and a total of fish

also i have a mbuna which i believe is from lake victoria :/ so idk exactly what it is ill try to get a pic of him the guy at the fish store told me he was from malawi but i thought i saw a pic of a similar fish and it said from victoria
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