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New 15 Gallon long mixed african tank.
Old 01-24-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
 
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New 15 Gallon long mixed african tank.

I'm starting a 15 gallon long mixed african tank i want to stock it with around 22 inches of fish and use cichlids that are under 3-4 inches i'm also looking for a small catfish for this tank the cuckoo catfish is just too big the tank is going to have many many rocks knooks and crannies along with some african snail shells. Any species that you can suggest would be great i'm deffinately going to have some yellow cichlids i was thinking 3 and 3 like 2 female and 1 male yellow and the same of another species.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
 
In a 15 gallon? You can't put any "regular" Malawi Cichlids in that. Only Shelldwellers.

Also, what do you mean by yellow cichlid? Yellow labs, Malawai Golden cichlid, etc?
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
 
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Neolamprologus leleupi longior aka the yellow cichlid in all the books i have. Can you suggest some good shell dwellers? Keeping in mind i'm going for maximum intense color
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
 
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Don't worry about it guys i did my own research and have some ideas in mind i'll post pics of the successful tank in about a month.
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:08 PM   #5
 
Fordman what about borelli apistogramma. I love them. But it does slip my mind what size uf tabk they require, but a long tank goes a long way. Check out www.azgardens.com for a look at these.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:13 PM   #6
 
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Thanks for the suggestion but i'm going for all african cichlids that guy is a south american native. Cool fish though.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:07 PM   #7
 
You know your cichlids perhaps i'll be contacting you regarding them . I would like to get some bottom/cavr dwellers incorporated into my community FW tank.For now i'm tapped out i'm having a go at chocolate gouramis and i've ordered new tetras and danios well quite a few oddies as well.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
 
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Yeah Sure just PM me...
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:47 AM   #9
 
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Keep in mind leleupi males are very aggressive so a 15 gallon with a pair or trio of leleupi might be ok. If you do 2 trios , lets say a trio of leleupi and a trio of... maybe transcriptus or regani, you will surely have problems with aggression. You would have to stick with other Lake Tanganyikan cichlids and there is not enough room for that many fish. Ive had a leleupi in a 14gallon and he used every bit of it. For the fish's sake I would either get a bigger tank or get less fish because they will surely kill each other. And these fish arent usually very cheap.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:15 PM   #10
 
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Thanks for your detailed responce i'll surely heed your advice. By the way is it generally ok to assume if i stick to all females i'll have less agression problems?
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