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Info on the following fish PLEASE
Old 01-11-2011, 11:59 PM   #1
 
Info on the following fish PLEASE

Hey there I recently toke over a friends fish tank, it has the following live stock

4x African Jewels
2x green terrors
2x kribensis male female
1x frontosa
10x mbuna's
1x cat fish (sucker)

If anyone has any of the following please let me no, I'd like to get more information if possible
Mostly on the jewels and the terrors and frontosa


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Old 01-15-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
 
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Hey there I recently toke over a friends fish tank, it has the following live stock

4x African Jewels
2x green terrors
2x kribensis male female
1x frontosa
10x mbuna's
1x cat fish (sucker)

If anyone has any of the following please let me no, I'd like to get more information if possible
Mostly on the jewels and the terrors and frontosa


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I hope it is a large tank. Several of those species get HUGE - Frontosa and "sucker" (Plecostamus?) especially. The Frontosa will get big enough to pick his teeth with a Kribensis. Almost all of them are territorial and aggressive too. I don't know much about the different species specifically though, except to say that most are good-sized cichlids and like their space.

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Old 01-16-2011, 12:14 PM   #3
 
Hey there thanks for the heads up, my tank size is 1.2 meter 55 gallon...

I hope its an ok size...
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
 
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Hey there thanks for the heads up, my tank size is 1.2 meter 55 gallon...

I hope its an ok size...
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Eventually I would trade the Frontosa for some supplies, or something smaller. They just get too big. Maybe a pair of them alone would be ok in a 55 gallon tank, but not with all the other inhabitants IMO.

If the "sucker" is a common Plecostamus, (some of which get 3 feet long!), I would trade it for some smaller scavengers too. A grown Plecostamus that is getting enough nutrition will present a HUGE bio-load on a 55 gallon tank. They need to eat vegetable matter (algae wafers) all day long and this will be hard to do and expensive. Green poop will cover the substrate in a week from a full grown, well-fed Plecostamus in a 55 gallon tank. There are certain species that stay small though. I would certainly at least verify what I had.

Everything else would be a good full load depending on how well you keep it cleaned and maintained. Just make sure you have plenty of hiding places as many of these fish are territorial and will fight if they can't find something to call home and keep the neighbors away from their doorstep. It should be a very interesting, healthy community with a little effort.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:07 PM   #5
 
THANKS!!! Again you the info I'll try to up load some detailed pic of the live stock I have in the tank, I really appreciate the info you giving.

So far for now the biggest fish is the male kribensis all the others are just under 4cm long.

I did quite a bit of reading on the frontosa's and I'd love to keep him maybe I should look at a 2 meter tank rather....

Thanks again E
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
 
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I'm not 100% sure but I don't know how well those fish would get along water quality-wise. Green Terrors are South American cichlids while the mbuna are African cichlids. I would suggest reading the profiles on this site, they should give you an idea of temperature/pH/etc requirements for each species.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #7
 
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Ya you really shouldnt mix south american and african. The max ph the SA ones can handle is about the minimum of what the africans will need. You should probably dicide which youll keep by what ph your water is unless you plan on buying aragonite sand for the high Ph and hardness africans need or something like peat moss to lower it, but research before you do either of these(you may need a certain amount of peat as to not over do it, the aragonite should keep it at 8.2). Trying to cater to both with just leave all of them unhealthy.

While some cat fish do live in the rift lakes, I dunno what kind they are and if its and oto you have then you should probably return that one first to save its life. If its a pleco, I hear they do fine with cichlids but they get way too biy for most tanks and I wish theyd stop selling them.
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