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Old 04-07-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Stocking Time! 125g African Tank

So I got all the equipment set up and I'm ready to stock this bad boy! LOL

I had this in my build thread but I think I've beaten that thread to death! I need some fresh opinions.

I currently have:
4 red empress'
2 giraffe
2 zebra obliquen
1 red zebra (f)
1 Zebra OB (m)
1 Electric blue johanni

The zebra ob and johanni are the only mbuna I kept after rehoming half my tank. They are staying no matter what. They are really mellow though so I dont expect any issues from them.

I am thinking on adding a clown loach or two just need more information on them.

Anything else I can add thats a bottom feeder? We are going fish shopping this weekend so I wanna be prepared. I was looking at catfish too

Any suggestions are welcome! I need to get this stocked. hehe...

thanks everyone
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Synodontis petricola from lake tanganyika but adapt to ph 6.5-9 but have cool White whiskers and if you have three or more you will see them all the time plus they eat algae of the rocks and do not hid so much stay about same size as a bristlenose but more authentic hope that helps
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:35 AM   #3
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Old 04-09-2011, 01:48 AM   #4
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Very neat! I like all three! lol

I don't know what we'll end up with tomorrow but I'll be sure to post.
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We went a little crazy on the fish shopping LOL.

We picked up the following

2 benga Sunshines
1 red peacock
1 yellow blaze
1 tiger hap
1 OB Ahli
and an albino Ancistrus ( pleco)

I'll try to get some pics up later.
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We went a little crazy on the fish shopping LOL.

We picked up the following

2 benga Sunshines
1 red peacock
1 yellow blaze
1 tiger hap
1 OB Ahli
and an albino Ancistrus ( pleco)

I'll try to get some pics up later.
Hi Carey, how's the filter settled in? Is your tank cycled, wonder what your test readings are??
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Peacocks excellent choice have always been my fav cichlids.
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Hi carey look forward to seeing them pics you have some truly awesome cichlids there
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If you're still thinking of adding clown loaches I'd say go for it, I currently have 4 in with my cichlids and they are some of the best fish I've kept. They cruise around doing their own thing and love pushing my bristlenoses out of the way for food. They do little dances with each other in the corner ofthe tank too, never fail to put a smile on my face.
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If you're still thinking of adding clown loaches I'd say go for it, I currently have 4 in with my cichlids and they are some of the best fish I've kept. They cruise around doing their own thing and love pushing my bristlenoses out of the way for food. They do little dances with each other in the corner ofthe tank too, never fail to put a smile on my face.

cool, thanks a ton. i'm hoping to add 2, would that be enough to keep them happy?
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I'm not quite sure how many loaches you should keep together but my four seem happy as they are in their little group, google it? =)
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