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Old 03-26-2012, 06:36 PM   #11
 
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I have 2 afra in my tank who are just nuts, they powerhead surf for at least an hour sometimes, just getting blown across the tank and then swim up to the other powerhead and get blown back. This is one of the same afra that decided it wanted a vacation and somehow (have no clue to this day!) managed to get into my sump! It is too big now to fit down the overflow pipe!
I spent a good half a day looking for him expecting to find a body in my tank, little %^$# was swimming happily in my sump chamber where the water from the overflow enters. There is now a strainer over the overflow inlet and a filter bag in the sump in case anyone else decides to go exploring!

They never do it when I have my camera handy.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #12
 
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I have 2 afra in my tank who are just nuts, they powerhead surf for at least an hour sometimes, just getting blown across the tank and then swim up to the other powerhead and get blown back.
Ya I have noticed several of my fish doing this, ride the current halfway across the tank then swim back and do the same thing
photo of one of the afra's before I got rid of the johanni/demonasi's

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
 
Any other's that would go well with the 2 species I already have?
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:44 PM   #14
 
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Iodotropheus sprengerae - Rusty cichlid

Pseudotropheus saulosi

Metriaclima estherae - Red Zebra

These are to go with the afra and acei correct? If they are then look at 12 -15 fish maximum for the 55g tank. Also as well you need to overfilter when keeping mbuna, they are messy fish. Look at, at least 10-15 times your tank volume for filtration.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:59 PM   #15
 
ya for the afra and acei, the filtration isn't a problem it has an ob sponge/fibre filter that is rated bigger than the tank then 2 power heads that have a filtration system on them as well

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #16
 
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Any of the above fish then would work with what you have.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #17
 
Went with 1m 3f Pseudotropheus saulosi
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #18
 
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so nice
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #19
 
I'll take some pics here in a bit when the light turns on, have done some rearranging of the tank.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #20
 
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