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post #1 of 3 Old 07-17-2008, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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4 yellow labs, 2 socofoli, 3 red zebras, 4 chipoke. I got 2 snow white albino socofoli too, just need to update these pics.

juvie clown pleco seen above and below. There are 2 of those

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-17-2008, 02:00 PM
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I also see a pair of Melanochromis auratus, watch them as they get VERY aggressive as they get older. Watch for the males to change from yellow and black to dark blue and black as they begin to mature. Personally, I would have elected to add a single Nimbochromis venustus (giraffe hap) as opposed to the auratus, but otherwise, nice mix. Watch the scolofi too, they will guard their territory aggressively.

You may also want to add some more rock to the display. The set-up is nice, but you lack the caves and caverns the fish will use to seek refuge in and make territory of.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-17-2008, 02:14 PM
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Nice tank. I'd agree with above you definitely need more cave structures in there. I had a real similar 55 gal to yours and you can't have enough cave areas for the cichlids to claim as their own space.
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