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Old 11-01-2010, 01:18 PM   #21
 
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I say the bigger the better when it comes to the future tank.
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:00 AM   #22
 
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Ah ha! A new plan emerges for my fantasy big tank. Upside down catfish and Mbuna Cichlids... Now assuming my first experiments with substrate planted tanks aren't a complete disaster, I could potentially try it with a larger tank. I think the trick here would be figuring out what plants are cichlid compatible... and whether or not they'd eat them since they're herbivores. Again this is a longterm daydream, still researching and learning.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:37 AM   #23
 
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I do not have any experiance with cichlids but it is my understanding they will uproot any plants you put in the tank and you will have to be very careful with what cichlids you put in the tank or they may pick on or make a snack of the upside down catfish as it is a very docil fish and most cichlids are not. Here is a link with some good info on the mbuna cichlids.
Malawi Mbuna cichlids - compatibility with other fish
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:55 AM   #24
 
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I do not have any experiance with cichlids but it is my understanding they will uproot any plants you put in the tank and you will have to be very careful with what cichlids you put in the tank or they may pick on or make a snack of the upside down catfish as it is a very docil fish and most cichlids are not. Here is a link with some good info on the mbuna cichlids.
Malawi Mbuna cichlids - compatibility with other fish
I saw at least two places that upside down catfish were compatible with the mbuna... and that as long as you stay within the mbuna they get along relatively well, but I will definitely check out your link... I also budgeted out a dream tank and came up with approximately $700 before fish, so aaah, yeah, it might really be a dream.
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