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Thread: The 55 gallon.

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    I want no dividers not for me. Not including peaceful species anymore because I have some rather aggressive ones at the moment and a small yellow Mbuna unknown species because he is literally all yellow. I think it's probably a Red Zebra Yellow lab mix.

    I want Color and breeding. The colors I am looking for are Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Black, and Purple. Are their aggressive species of Mbuna that align with what I have at current? All I want is a tank that's peaceful (by what I call a Mbuna community tank includng three or more Auratus), colorful, and

    I think Mainganos, Auratus, and Red Zebras all grow to about 5 inches no more and that is probably the only Mbunas I will have in the tank and I think aggression depends on individuals as well. I am planning to get all my fish at about 2 inches long.

    Where can I get Pure Red Zebras? No hybrids.

    I will not have the "all Yellow guy" in there any more unless he is identified as an aggressive species.

    The tank I hope for should eventually look like the list below:

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    10. 2 inch Auratus
    5. 2 inch Mainganos
    5. 2 inch Red Zebras
    1. 3 inch Albino Bristlenose Pleco
    1. 3 inch Black Kuhli Loach

    Diet: Vegetables, African Cichlid pellets, little or no meat, Spirulina flakes

    Water: 8.2 pH, temp. 80 degrees fahrenhiet

    Maintenance: two 30 % water changes weekly, weekly Water test. 4 30 second feedings a day.

    Decor: Rocks, plastic plants, Gravel, flat stones, fake rock, fake wood, enough space for everyone.

    Filter 1: Marineland Penguin right size C| |Filter 2: Please recommend a filter.

    Does this kind of tank look like it's well cared for?

    Sorry for the reads. I am bringing my Yellow Lab/Unkown back to my LFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cichlid Keeper View Post
    I do want to put dividers in the tank as well before I stock it to completely 20 fish.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Cichlid Keeper View Post
    I want no dividers not for me.

    So which is it?

    If you're here to troll, you won't last long

    May I ask your age?
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 01-31-2020 at 12:13 AM.
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    I am not here to troll, have no wish.

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    Understood.

    But if you do not heed the free advice you are given here on the forum, by experienced fishkeepers with many years of experience and dependable advice, I doubt your fish will be happy with the results.

    Responsible fishkeeping requires research, time, and patience.

    Nothing good happens fast in this hobby....the sooner you realize that, IMO, the better
    Last edited by Slaphppy7; 01-31-2020 at 03:00 AM.
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    Taken into consideration advice from Slaphppy^.
    Mbuna didn't eat the celery leaves I tried to feed them yesterday. They tried it though. I now have two female Auratus, and one more Auratus who has an egg spot on its anal fin. The all show female colors, but is the one with an egg spot a male? It's a single egg spot on the tip of its anal fin and the fish also shows some blue around the gill plate. Would like to get seven more, and the reason for that is because the aggression from the Auratus is only toward Auratus. They just ignore the Mainganos and the Yellow guy. Yellow guy is ignored. Mainganos are all happy but one of them shows grayer blue than the other two I have. That a problem?
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    Water has gotten harder in the tank, 8.4. Any advice on how to lower it? (My tank contains a lot of limestone and a chunk of dead coral)

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    Hard water is ideal for lake malawi cichlids.
    African cichlid and saltwater aquariums

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cichlid Keeper View Post
    Suddenly found out that keeping a few Auratus in a 55 with a a variety of other species is going to be a total failure!
    Suddenly????? Really???
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    Sorry, couldn't help it...
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    @The Cichlid Keeper
    Regarding the celery...not an optimal vegetable to feed as it contains higher levels of sodium than other vegetables. My vegetable loving fish enjoy vegetables and fruit including summer squash (zucchini, opo, and yellow), winter squash (like butternut, turban, acorn, delicata, carnival and hubbard), sweet potatoes, broccoli (mush be lightly blanched for best reaction and removed within 12 hours to not foul water), romaine lettuce leaves, peppers (favorite is orange), yellow/golden beets (just cause red beets will color the water red), watermelon, cantelope, honeydew and papaya, also mushrooms without the stems. Many others have used green beans and carrots as well though my fish don't like those. Some of these vegetables can be blanched like the sweet potatoes and winter squash-just makes it softer for the fish. If the vegetable is soft or blanched it shouldn't be left in the tank too much longer than 12-24 hours; depending on the thickness and softness of the vegetable. A bit of common sense comes into play to judge when you should remove it. Others like the summer melons and papaya should not stay more than 6-8 hours.

    You want to wash all vegetables in lightly soapy water and rinse well to remove soap. When given the option I will choose organic- I only get one or two so it doesn't break the bank.
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