03-12-2009, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by bettababy
Beautiful fish, tank needs more rock and maybe some silk plants to dress it up a bit and offer more territory.
I like the centerpiece... maybe try using the others to help accent the centerpiece and work out from there? All of my experience with Africans over the years, of any species, dictates that they need an extreme amount of rock work to find peace in the tank. If this were my tank, I would be worried that as they mature and possibly pair up for spawning (which is easy if they're healthy and both male/female in the tank) there won't be nearly enough territory in that tank for them to find peace. Would be a shame to see such beauties damaged from fighting.
The centerpiece looks like lace rock... yes? Hard to tell in the photo. Lace rock is cool and a lot of fun, easy to offer lots of territory. The drawback is that its heavy/dense which means its more expensive. I also see rainbow rock, what looks like slate, and red lava... possibly some white tufa down in front? All great rocks, tie them together into a denser structure and your fish will have it made!
Thanks for your great input. The large rock in the middle is actually plastic. I took it out because I felt like it took up too much room, but I put it back in because the yellow lab hides in the holes in it, and the pleco hides underneath it. Behind that big rock is two large pots, I did that because I didn't like seeing the pots, so now I don't and it adds to more places for them to hide. There are about 8-10 like caves in there, so far so good! Thanks again!
Forgot to mention I only have males in the tank. i don't think i could handle the aggression with females being in the tank!
Last edited by adpierin11; 03-12-2009 at 11:35 AM..