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post #21 of 28 Old 04-18-2013, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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i going to keep doing the test for the next 2 weeks, i pass some of my fish and filter media from my 10gall tank to this one (4 tetras and 2 rosy barbs), and so far is good. i going to test water every other day.
and this is my stocking plan
3 yellow labs
4 Kenyi
1 Electric blue
3 Peacock
2 Red Zebra
2 Ram cichlids
2 Damasoni
2 Convict

What do you guys think? can go all this fish together?
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post #22 of 28 Old 04-18-2013, 10:33 AM
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i going to keep doing the test for the next 2 weeks, i pass some of my fish and filter media from my 10gall tank to this one (4 tetras and 2 rosy barbs), and so far is good. i going to test water every other day.
and this is my stocking plan
3 yellow labs
4 Kenyi
1 Electric blue
3 Peacock
2 Red Zebra
2 Ram cichlids
2 Damasoni
2 Convict

What do you guys think? can go all this fish together?
I'm not completely familiar with cichlids, so hopefully someone more experienced can pop in and offer some advice. I do see a few problems though.

Rams being one of the Mikrogeophagus species (Bolivian or blue/German)? South American cichlids and African Rift ones need completely different water parameters. Never a good idea to combine the two.

Convict are from Central America and need a diet that has more protein than Rift cichlids. That could cause a lot of problems for Rift cichlids such as Malawi bloat.

I'm not sure on most of the rest however other than that red zebras and yellow labs can interbreed. I'd avoid combining them.
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I wouldn't combine South America with African chiclids. Both need different water hardness and SA chiclids are a bit less aggressive than Africans.

Firemouths and Convicts would be a decent combination in a 46 gallon. Keep in mind, they'll grow and establish territories, so you need to make sure everyone has their own space.

If you're ever not sure, click "Fish Profiles" on the menu at the top and make sure you're within the tank size and water pram range. Also double check the fish's temperament. You don't want something that could take over your entire tank.

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post #24 of 28 Old 04-18-2013, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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ok what about i reed some more and now this is the plan

yellow labs 3
cobalt zebras 3
acei 4
peacock 4
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post #25 of 28 Old 04-18-2013, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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can a pleco go with a African cichlid tank
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post #26 of 28 Old 04-18-2013, 10:30 PM
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yellow labs 3
cobalt zebras 3
acei 4
peacock 4

1 male, 2 females of each NOT pairs and also I would not do the peacocks. Peacocks are a lot more sedate than mbuna which is what the other fish are. The mbuna will stress the peacocks too much.

Be aware as well that cichlids are very messy fish and as such need strong filtration. I would not go more than 12 fish max in this size tank.
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Plecos can go in just about any tank. They tend to keep to themselves. Just steer clear of the common plecos. Rubberlip, rubbermouth, bulldog and bristlenose plecos are better sized.

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post #28 of 28 Old 04-19-2013, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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yellow labs 3
cobalt zebras 3
acei 4
peacock 4

1 male, 2 females of each NOT pairs and also I would not do the peacocks. Peacocks are a lot more sedate than mbuna which is what the other fish are. The mbuna will stress the peacocks too much.

Be aware as well that cichlids are very messy fish and as such need strong filtration. I would not go more than 12 fish max in this size tank.
ok so i just going to get 3 yellow labs, 3 zebras and 3 acei, thanks for the help

i hope this is my last questions, i can chose any Zebra color as long as i chose one male and 2 females? same on the lab and acei?
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