Top swimmers in a Malawi tank
What type of top swimmer fish do you recommend if any in a Malawi cichlid tank.
I currently have a 55 gal tank.
What fish do you have already?
Psedutropheus sp. Acei are about the only Africans which will swim towards the top of the aquarium.
It depends on what fish you have as to what can be added.
Giant danios might be considersation if this is so.They are quick enough, and would fair well in alkaline water.
The Acei's do swim around the top and are beautiful fish.
In my tank I stacked some rocks higher and it helped alot with them swimming higher up.
I think water not too warm, 76 degree's ,which also helps curb agression with cichlids, and alkaline conditon's would suit them just fine.
Only real problem is for those who feed flake foods.
Not much that swim's faster at grabbing food, but sinking pellet's would help keep danio's from grabbing the lion's share.
I have kept the Giant Danios, with much larger South American cichlid's without issues.
They adapt to wide range of water parameter's and are very active which requires some room .
3x yellow lab
they are all about 1 inch.
and i feed them flakes.
Thank you all for your advice.
LMAO "Well opinion's are like Bar-B-Q sauce recipe's ,eveybody's got one." I will be useing that one!!
I might make the plunge and do the swap this weekend.......that will put me at 28 fish in my 125G..
can I put a arorwana in the tank? The aro is about 2 inches long?
Thank you again for your advice.
I would say NO WAY. he will grow fast and love to have the little guys as a snack to grwo even faster. Then he will be ready for a bigger tank.
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