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R1junkie 03-17-2012 08:27 AM

The new tank
Finaly got my tank all setup, will get some more pics of it later today.

nicolaas 03-18-2012 12:38 PM

Very Nice tank!

What fish are you getting?

And welcome to TFK.

R1junkie 03-18-2012 02:18 PM

Got some mbunas for it, the lady at the pet store was very helpful in picking compatible ones as she breeds them.

Tazman 03-18-2012 06:33 PM

what fish and how many specifically did you get ?

R1junkie 03-18-2012 06:53 PM

4 johanni, 4 acei, 4 demonasi, and 3 afras not sure of sexes yet as they are pretty small still, I am aware that I will have to sort some out if the male to female ratio isn't right. I can trade them out on new ones at the lfs until the harem ratio is right

Tazman 03-18-2012 07:02 PM

Demansoni alone need to be kept in a group of 12, so that fills your tank up straight away with the acei and afras.

Mbuna are harem fish meaning they need to be kept with 1 male to 4 female minimum

Johanni, again need to be kept in a large group to keep aggression low.

Hate to say it but those fish are not going to work in a 55g tank. The Demansoni and Johanni are simply too aggressive for a 55g tank. :-(

Tazman 03-18-2012 07:04 PM

Recommendation would be for 15 fish of 3 species only in a 55g tank.

R1junkie 03-26-2012 05:59 PM

Got the lfs to take the johanni and demonasi ( he wanted the demonasi for breeding as they are hard to find around here) what 3rd species should I get to go with the acei and afra"s Taz?

Tazman 03-26-2012 06:16 PM

Yellow labs would add some color.

They get along and play with acei well, mine go crazy together playing in the jet of maxijet 1200 powerhead nozzle.

R1junkie 03-26-2012 06:17 PM

haha my afra's love to play in the powerhead nozzle spray

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