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  1. Default Msobo Compatibilty


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    Hey Everyone! I have 10 juvie Metriaclima sp. "Msobo" in my 75 gallon long tank. I was curious if Cynotilapia afra "Cobue" (or orange backs) or Pseudotropheus sp. Elongatus "Chewere" would be compatible. I really love their colors, but wanted to make sure before purchasing. Thanks!

    On a side note. As of now I know that 2 of my Msobo's are male because they are starting to color morph and I plan to weed out some of the males out if I end up with too many. I am not sure how this may reflect on the questions above.
    Last edited by Greensparrow; 05-06-2014 at 08:10 PM.

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    This is something I use
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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    Ok first of all thanks for the chart Sandz. It looks like for both I have to use caution. What does this exactly mean? Does it mean don't do it? Or is there someting I can do to prevent any problems. Thanks!

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    It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA 
    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
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    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 

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    It means that it honestly might not work. However it may...

    The honest thing is that with cichlids, each one is different. I have had discus that are more aggressive than africans, and vice versa, my male eureaka red jake is a puppy dog... You need to have a back up plan in case it doesnt work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandz View Post
    It means that it honestly might not work. However it may...

    The honest thing is that with cichlids, each one is different. I have had discus that are more aggressive than africans, and vice versa, my male eureaka red jake is a puppy dog... You need to have a back up plan in case it doesnt work.
    Good to know. Thanks for the quick response. Helps make my decision easier. I guess I will just hold off until I can get another tank. I would hate to buy them and have something go wrong.

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    It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Nobody likes to drinl alone :) - steeler58 Back at you,  good sir! - Compass Here's to Lee's 5000 and Guava Flavored Whiskey! - Taurus Why drink alone, when a Sandz is nearby? - KevinVA 
    Sorry to hear of your loss, it always sucks to lose fish. - mommy1 Wish it was a real one, sorry for your loses :( - steeler58 So sorry about your fish! - SeaLady Here is pie. - mommy1 for the one you lost :o( - fishmommie 
    No Message - Fishhook Bottoms up! - Slaphppy7 Thanks, this one is on me - mommy1 Here's to 4,000 posts :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF and here's to good whiskey :-) - Taurus Thanks for the rep :) - rebecca_finny pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie thank you for your help and advice - showmebutterfly Even Monday's are better with severum - showmebutterfly 

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    Generally a safe first Mbuna tank is 1m/3f of the yellow lab, 1m/3f of rustys and 1m/3f of red zebra... there are also a few others that are general like (these are all 1 male to 3 females):

    Labidochromis caeruleus Yellow Labs
    Pseudotropheus socolofi
    Pseudotropheus sp. "acei" (Black ones if I can find them)
    Pseudotropheus estherae Red Zebra
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    also another site has some cookie cutter 75gal set ups but these can be adapted to your tank pretty easy.
    http://www.cichlid-forum.com/article...cutter_75g.php
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
    Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's

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