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MrCoffinHXC
06-07-2010, 02:05 AM
Hey I picked up som African Cichlids today and they have everything they need! what type of fish should I put with them!? they are thriving and already playing games with eachother! im so happt That for once My fish ARE NOT DYING!

Lab_Rat
06-07-2010, 02:13 AM
What kind of african cichlids are they?

MrCoffinHXC
06-07-2010, 02:23 AM
I really dont know:( It just said assorted African Cichlids :\ I could take a pictue mabye you could help me idetify them?

Lab_Rat
06-07-2010, 02:29 AM
Pictures would be good.

MrCoffinHXC
06-07-2010, 03:29 AM
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MrCoffinHXC
06-07-2010, 03:33 AM
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kaianuanu
06-11-2010, 01:41 AM
these are mbunas which are a group of species that are rock dwellers of lake malawi. They should only be kept w/ other mbunas. I however like to keep a small pleco or 2 with them to clean the rocks the mbuna love to live in. If i where you, i'd ditch the plants and get some rock and make piles in your tank for them to hide in so its like a network of tunnels. This will really make them thrive. Also, they need high PH so avoid wood items and used Saltwater substrates like crushed coral or reef sand, for mine, i like to use reef sand. Without the elevated PH, they will slowly deteriorate.

Lady Hobbs
06-11-2010, 03:44 AM
He returned the fish to the store.