07-19-2012, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by sidluckman
Some other small Malawian Mbuna species I would recommend are Pseudotropheus Saulosi and P. Polit. Synodontis Petricola or S. Multipunctatus work well with Malawians.
Agree on Synodontis working well with the fish you intend on getting. Saulosi though I would NOT recommend because of the yellow labs. Saulosi can get quite aggressive and will go after the yellow labs, simply because they look similar in color.
If you decide on getting a bottom feeder such as Multipunctus or a BN pleco, them you will need to get a piece of driftwood for them to graze on at night.
The rocks you can make quite high piles of them, 2/3 of the way up the tank and create caves. Keep in mind though, that mbuna DIG into sand and will likely at some point rearrange the bottom of your tank. Rocks ideally should be placed directly onto the bottom of the glass, some people use eggcrate (light diffusion panels) under the sand to prevent the rocks from potentially falling and cracking the glass. Here
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