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post #1 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Malawi in 3ft ?

Could I keep Malawi cichlids in a 3ft tank and if so what types of cichlid could I keep ?
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-21-2011, 05:36 PM
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So, you mean a 20 gallon long?

These could work-


• Julidochromis regani - 1 pair
• Neolamprologus leleupi - 1 pair
• 'Lamprologus' occelatus - 1 trio

-or-

• Telmatocrhomis vittatus - 1 pair
• Lepidiolamprologus hecqui - 1 pair
• Synodontis petricola - 3

-or-

You could aim to have two pairs of fish. Your choice: (Works for 29gal also)
• Julidochromis regani - 1 pair
• Neolamprologus leleupi - 1 pair
• 'Lamprologus occelatus- 1 trio

-OR-

• Altolamprologus calvus or compressiceps pair
and one of:
• 'Lamprologus' (Shellies) brevis, multifasciatus, meleagris, ornatipinnis, ocellatus, speciosus, similis or Neolamprologus signatus
Normally one would get six young individuals of these fish, and remove the balance of the fish once they have a pair. If you wanted three pairs (groups) of fish.


If you wanted three pairs (groups) of fish:
• 'Lamprologus' (Shellies) brevis, multifasciatus, meleagris, ornatipinnis, ocellatus, speciosus, similis, Neolamprologus signatus or Altolamprologus sp. "Compressiceps Shell"
• Neolamprologus caudopunctatus (non-Shellies)
• Julidiochromis ornatus or transcriptus
• Telmatochromis bifrenatus, brichardi or vittatus


Those are actually Tanganyika, but it might be a good starting point.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-23-2011, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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thanks i will c what i can get hold of :):):)

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-26-2011, 05:58 PM
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20L is actually 30". I am assuming you have a 30 or something similar? Yes there are dwarf mbuna you coud keep in that tank but what is the exact gallonage or footprint? Saulosi are a great option. Full of color and not too aggressive. You could also look at white top haras, polit, and you might be able to do a trio of yellow labs. I would pick one species though and run with that.

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-28-2011, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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changed my mind now because my bristle nose have had babys :):):)....thanks for your help :)

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