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Best tank size for a breeding Electric yellow colony
Old 08-18-2011, 01:32 PM   #11
 
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You may be able to keep the fryeri but they are haps and get much larger than mbuna and are more aggressive. It could work but I would have 1m and 2-3 females. For the trophues you will need probably 4-5 males and like 12-15 females. The tank really isn't big enough for all those fish. I would keep the mbunas and ditch the other species. Or if your dedicated do a nice tropheus tank.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
 
ok thanks

so i will take out the tropheus and put them in a display tank by themselves.
i have on order another three 4 foot tanks so i should have heaps of room to work things out
what do you think
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:29 AM   #13
 
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Make sure both tanks are at least 75 gallons. The tropheus colony may be able to survive in a 4ft tank but it is a bit of a long shot. These guys can be extremely hard on eachother. The fryeri should be ok in the 75 by themselves.
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #14
 
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thanks for all your advice
so if i were to ask you to set me up with my first fish breeding african cichlid set up
what would you advice
as in fish, tanks, filters, so on
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #15
 
oh im from australia by the way
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #16
 
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thanks for all your advice
so if i were to ask you to set me up with my first fish breeding african cichlid set up
what would you advice
as in fish, tanks, filters, so on
Not sure what you are asking. Are you looking for a breeding setup to start up? There are so many options as for as fish go you would have to narrow it down a bit. Plus the fish you have should breed for you.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:06 PM   #17
 
yes i want to go into the breeding side of this hobby now.
and by getting multiple tanks i would like advice on filtration
and what sort of fish are good fish for a first to novice like me to learn from so when i make mistakes its not to costly
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:58 AM   #18
 
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If you are looking for easy to breed cichlids again there are tons out there. I would defiantly start small. For central american cichlids you could get convicts, HRP, firemouth cichlids, etc. For africans I would do brichardi, shell dwellers (ocellatus gold, brevis, etc.), leleupi, or some small julidochromis. For south american I would maybe do a pair of blue acaras, angelfish, etc. All these fish can breed in tanks of 20-30 gallons. As for filtration that is up to you. There are tons of options out there. Some people prefer sponge filters, some prefer HOB's, some prefer canisters it really just depends. A lot of figuring out what you want is going to require some research on your own. I would google the fish I suggested and do some reading on them then select one pair you want to keep.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:56 PM   #19
 
Thanks mate
i will do some research and then let you know what im thinking of doing. then you can tell me if it would be the right thing to do.
i have moved my breeding yellow labs to a 4 foot tank with heaps of rocks and caves with a canaster filter so they should do really well in there.
thank you heaps for all the advice you have given me it is nice to see that people can come on here (totally novice like me) and ask for advice.

once again thanks
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