05-01-2007, 11:13 AM
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Sometimes it can be difficult to ID young fish in the stores. You could always ask the store if they'll allow you to take a couple pictures of the fish you're interested in, so that you can do some research before buying. Some stores allow this, and the worst they can do is say no. Or you could ask them if they "know" what the species names of the fish are, write them down, and then come back here to see if anyone can translate whatever the store is calling them into an actual species, and look up some photos to see if they match. Lastly, you could ask the store if you're able to bring the fish back in a few days if you purchase them, get them home, and discover they're not what you really want or not suitable for your tank. When you get them home (assuming they'll allow you to trade them back if needed), you can post some pics up and we can take a look at them.
Mbuna are VERY active fish. They never stop moving. Typically they are considered more of a bottom-of-the-tank fish, but they actually do use most of the tank and do use the upper part of it as well.