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post #11 of 19 Old 03-04-2012, 08:18 AM
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Last picture is an Orange Blotched Zebra ( OB Metriaclima estherae).

Agree on all the other ids. Zebra, Labs, albino socolofi.The jewel and the tiger barbs are not the best mix to have with Lake Malawi cichlids as they need different water parameters.

Picture 2 - center dark fish is a auratus, which can and will get highly aggressive.

Also as well, Lake Malawi cichlids love to dig, so plants are generally not a good idea, plus they will chew on them, even the plastic ones. Aquascape should be sand and plenty of rocks to mimic the Lake

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post #12 of 19 Old 03-05-2012, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Holy Crap! Yeah I would say he digs a little, LOL. That is all the red Zebra does. If he is not eating he is “rearranging”. Under one of the logs all you can see is glass.

Within this thread two of you have said to the Red Zebra and the Electric Yellow could cross breed so I need to separate them. Call me ignorant but would that make a cool looking fish?????

As far as the dark one getting aggressive, the Red Zebra OWNS the tank and seems to be the only aggressive one, this normal?
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post #13 of 19 Old 03-05-2012, 08:13 PM
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The red zebra x yellow lab hybrid is pretty much a yellow lab but generally without the black coloration seen on the fins and grows ever so slightly larger.

While the black aurartus is calm now, please be warned, it does have the capability to flip on a dime and kill your entire tank. I had one for a few months in with yellow labs on a now sold 75g tank, went to work, came back, only thing alive in the tank one male auratus (body count of 8 fish) in a few hours.

You dont have to remove either the yellow labs or red zebra, just DO NOT sell, give away, trade any of the fry from the tank. Keep them for your own personal enjoyment. If you want to breed pure strains, then separate them to a breeding tank (no less than 32g for a group of one species).

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post #14 of 19 Old 03-05-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info! You are just a plethora of knowledge.

You've got me thinking. I have lost some fish in the past 6 months..... I remember when I added two new fish, he chased them all around until they died. I thought this was normal, maybe i could only have the 6 fish in a 55G and that maybe he was just guarding his territory.
Now I have to see if the LFS wants them back.

Do you have air stones in your 185G with the FX5?
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-05-2012, 09:49 PM
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I have no airstones in any of my tanks.

I have a Rena XP4 on the tank as well and use the spray bar of that for surface agitation. FX5 and Rena XP 3 on the 75g.

Auratus are not nice fish, they will do that quite easily and it can happen very quick, new tank mates or not. Before I setup my 180g with the current stock it had a group of 1 male 14 female auratus and 1 male 8 female demansoni.

Nearest to hell on earth in a fish tank you can pretty much!

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post #16 of 19 Old 03-06-2012, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Before i get rid of anyone I want to make sure we are on the same page...

First one is a convict and the second pic is (dark fish on bottom) is the angry one?

Also, a LFS as parrots in with his cichlids. this should work in a 125G?

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post #17 of 19 Old 03-06-2012, 07:36 AM
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The fish circled is the one likely to be causing the problems.

NOT the convict.
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post #18 of 19 Old 03-06-2012, 07:57 AM
How did you make that circle? I need to find out how to post photos, and you can make magic with a marker. Cool
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post #19 of 19 Old 03-06-2012, 09:28 AM
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I downloaded the photo, edited in paint and reposted it.

To add photos, click "go advanced" under the message box, next to the smiley face on the top bar is a paperclip, click on the paper clip and browse to where the photo you want is. Once you have found the photo, click "upload" in the box. It will not show the picture unless you preview the post BUT it is there.

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75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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