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Kutzke45 03-21-2012 09:44 AM

African Cichlids
I am looking into making my 75 gallon tank into an AF cichlid tank. When I first got my tank it was a cichid tank but it didn't go to well. I had roughly 10 plants and 10 different caves. I had roughly 10 cichlids that were 3-4 inches. After 3 days from when I bought them, one killed all of them. I believe it was an electric blue ahli. I would like to do an all male tank if it's possible with such a small tank. Is it better to have a lot of plants and no caves? Or plants with a lot of caves? Last time I had a cave for each fish...

Tazman 03-21-2012 08:39 PM

ROCKS, ROCKS and more ROCKS, very few plants for Lake Malawi cichlids. Anubias and Java fern work but be warned the fish can and usually will eat them. Lake Malawi is a naturally rocky sandy Lake and as such you would aim to mimic that in the home aquarium.

An all male in a 75g, is absolutely ok, BE WARNED though when setting up an all male tank, you MUST MUST MUST have a spare tank cycled and ready to go at a moments notice. All male is a challenge and as such NOT all fish are compatible.

Your general aim would be for 12-15 fish, NOTHING similar in color and ABSOLUTELY NO doubles of anything, they will fight.

Look at the all Male Peacocks that will give you the most color with perhaps 1 large Hap as a show piece fish.

Kutzke45 03-21-2012 08:46 PM

Okay i just bought some today with different colors. except i bought two ob peacocks. one is blue and black and one is black and yellow. would that be ok? I'm having trouble finding different color peacocks though
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Tazman 03-21-2012 08:48 PM

It might work, keep an eye on them and be prepared to remove on if it is showing too much aggression towards the other.

I can offer an excellent site for purchasing cichlids which are of excellent quality if you want. PM me and I will send it you as I am not sure it would be appropriate to post the link in the forums.

Kutzke45 03-21-2012 08:52 PM

Ok i will do that. theyve been in there for like 8 hours and none are.really aggressive yet. in the past ive had some that fought immediately
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