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bf2king 08-11-2007 06:27 PM

New 29 gallon tank
I got a new (really 15 year old) 29 gallon tank. It contains 1 6-7 inch bala shark, a 7-8 inch pleco, and 2 cichlids. the problem is i dont know what type of cichlids they are 1 is 5-6 inches and the other 1 is 8 inches. Here are some pics. Can you tell me what type they are? It is a set fish tank and the bigger cichlid acts as a body gaurd for the bala shark.

Any help is appreciated

Lupin 08-11-2007 09:07 PM

Both are Lake Malawi cichlids though specific species ID is my problem around this group. The tank size looks too small for a 29 gallons.:?

bf2king 08-11-2007 09:12 PM

It is a 30 inches long, 12 inches wide, and 18 1/2 inches tall the little one (aqua is its name)(it changes from blue to white with its attitude) wont stop picking fights with the 7 year old pleco and the 7 inch bala shark. Should i move the bala to a 55 with the stock listed in my signature?

Lupin 08-11-2007 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by bf2king
Should i move the bala to a 55 with the stock listed in my signature?

No, give him to your lfs. Balas like a lot of swimming space and your 55g is already cramped with tins and silver dollars.

bf2king 08-11-2007 09:25 PM

He has been in there for years with these fish and they were moved here today so i am going to give it a little time not ot mention the big guy (Zeus) acts like his body gaurd and loves to through rocks at people walking bye. I am wondering if i should switch the small old pleco with my young 11 inch one who is probably more able to take the beatings although the pleco does ignore them. Bullet Proof as i have heard in one of these threads.

bf2king 08-11-2007 10:14 PM

Little one a powder blue?

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