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post #11 of 15 Old 07-27-2012, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty sure my largest is a male and I think the other older one a female, the two newer ones are too young to tell. I finally saw the tailess guy getting attacked. I think it's time to send all these guys to one of the large tanks at my wife's hospital and restock the 29 with something else. I went with Chiclids trying to get larger, more colorful fish than the tetras and minnows in my 10 gallon; time to do some reading and find some better options.
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 AM
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Awww, poor thing! Well, at least you know what happened for sure. Just be sure they'll be going to a better home, and you should probably nurse the sick one back to health before sending him along to a new tank. . . too much stress.

Good luck!
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 AM
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Be careful what other fish you put them in with. While labs are peaceful in terms of mbuna, they are not peaceful in the general population of fish.

They can very aggressive to other fish and would do well in a 55g or larger tank. They will chase anything smaller than them and also like to dig the substrate (not as much as some mbuna) but they still do it. They will also eat most live plants with the exception of a few, java fern, anubias being some of the more popular ones.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-27-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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The hospital has a couple of very large (200+) tanks with chiclids; it's where I sent the red zebras I had. I know at least one of them has yellow labs. I'll send the three healthy ones and give the tailess guy some time to get healthy in the 29 by himself.

Any thoughts on some larger, more colorful (and easier to care for) tropicals for in the 29 once O make the change?
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-27-2012, 10:06 AM
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Oh good! I'm glad to hear that there's a better home lined up for the little guys! I hope the poor bullied one heals up super-fast on his own! I know Tazman can help you out with stocking options - can't wait to see what you end up with. . . good luck!
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