View Full Version : Malawi

09-06-2009, 03:59 AM
Are there any plecos from malawi? Everything I look at is from SA

09-06-2009, 04:03 AM
I do not beleive there are. I think they are a new world group.

09-06-2009, 04:12 AM
Nope, none from africa that I know of (might be some that are invasive though)... they aren't really needed in a tank though, mbuna are pretty decent algae eaters. However, if you really want a pleco, they're hardy and adapt easily to different water.

09-06-2009, 04:26 AM
Hmm well if i said that my tank has a sand and pebble substarte lots of caves mildly planted and have a fairly strong current will be stock with either mbanas or peacocks and the ph and hardness will be appropiate for them.

And it is in search of a bright colored pleco that can sevive and be a happy addition
what would everybody suggest
oh and pleas no bristle nose please

09-06-2009, 06:15 AM
Have you considered a syno instead of a pleco? Most people I know that have a pleco with mbuna have the bristlenose (which you said you don't want).

09-06-2009, 01:13 PM
No I don't believe I have but I definitly will

09-14-2009, 02:33 AM
I keep Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps in my mbuna tanks.

09-20-2009, 01:00 PM
That's A awsome suggestion thanks EH

09-20-2009, 01:01 PM
What kind of mbanas do you have?