- - The new tank
|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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