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Old 03-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #1
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ok taking pictures of fish is 1000x harder then i thought it was gonna be lol. sorry for the blur and whatnot. guess i need a better camera, here are some just to see what they look like on here. all african cichlids malawi i think.











there are a few more in the tank but they are camera shy!!!
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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Nice looking fish!
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nice pics... tank looks way too small for the africans though
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yes i know none are over 3 inches atm but i have a 55 bout 2 weeks into its cycle. that will be there new home and i think ima keep the acei's in the 29. they seem to be pairing off
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the acei would need to be in the 55 more than any of them imo.. they like to swim. you should get more females too, a lone female will be harassed by a male when he's ready to breed
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i wondered if that what he was doing lol. **** swim up beside her and start to shake like hes having a seizure lol then when she swims away he attacks her. her tail fin is chewed up a little
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he'll ^^ wasnt cursing lol
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the peacock and the ngara seem to do the most fighting though
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You must have left out the ' when you typed He'll..
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yes, when the male shakes like that, it means he's wanting to breed... the recommended male to female ratio is 1:3-6+ because of the fact that the male will harass the female (as it appears with the torn fins in your case)... i've got the same problem with one of my males... i only have 1 female (hopefully that'll change tomorrow) and he is constantly wanting to breed but i dont think shes old enough yet...
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ok well if i took back the acei's and got only 1 fish to put back, what would u recomend for a juvi in there for 4-6 weeks. never knew acei needed that much room to swim and im not going to be able to provide the male / female ratio that u recomend. so ill just replace them so she doesnt stress anymore and possibly die or make the whole tank sick
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well, that male to female ratio is for any of the africans for the most part... what you could do is get rid of the male and replace it with a female... all females would work fine, and a 55g would be fine for them, just not a 29g.
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will the lfs be able to get me a female or will they just guess again like last time they gave me 2 females lol
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it depends on the size of the fish and the quality of your lfs... probably no, but if the fish is old enough to tell, you can get a pretty good idea... research how to sex them and you can go in with a good idea of what to look for anyways
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