I have a 20L with two kenyi mbuna (one female one male), a pleco, and a yellow lab (gender unknown). Other inhabitants include more malaysian trumpet snails then I know what to do with, a bamboo shrimp, and a baby red eared slider (turtle)
Overstocked, yeah yeah. Not here to listen to that, I've kept freshwater for years. Growout habitat for all fish and the turtle.
Well I just feed this tank and walk away. Lights are on timers. I top off, but haven't done a water change in months. It's heavily, heavily planted. I hope that helps. Nitrate hasn't been tested in probably a year, neither has PH.
I woke up last week and found baby blue mbuna. Three of them, all decent size (about half an inch). I don't know how I missed it, but these must have been the only fry to have survived.
This week, only one is showing up (it's heavily planted, and I may be missing the others) and he's getting big - FAST.
Are mbuna notorious breeders, or are my parameters in line by luck? I was so excited to see the little guys.