Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,077

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    thanks for the chat - mitcore   for being a loyal student - mitcore   heres some junk food - mitcore   Coz.. Cory's r cute.. LOL - Demi ^_^   banana = brain food - arkie   
    Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - harls_aussie   

    Question First fish suggestions


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi All i was hoping to set up a malawi tank :).
    i was just wondering what would be a good first fish?
    Harls

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,077

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    thanks for the chat - mitcore   for being a loyal student - mitcore   heres some junk food - mitcore   Coz.. Cory's r cute.. LOL - Demi ^_^   banana = brain food - arkie   
    Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - harls_aussie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Suggestions it is
    Harls

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    edmonton, alberta, canada
    Posts
    30,517

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco   You make me laugh! - Drumachine09   And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona   wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco   DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco   
    Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - cocoa_pleco   Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - cocoa_pleco   Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - cocoa_pleco   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - cocoa_pleco   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - cocoa_pleco   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    a mbuna tank would be good. what size tank would you be working with?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,077

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    thanks for the chat - mitcore   for being a loyal student - mitcore   heres some junk food - mitcore   Coz.. Cory's r cute.. LOL - Demi ^_^   banana = brain food - arkie   
    Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - harls_aussie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    a 35 gallon i think it is
    Harls

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    edmonton, alberta, canada
    Posts
    30,517

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    god im hungry - cocoa_pleco   You make me laugh! - Drumachine09   And lots of pizza too! lol - Chrona   wish i had some of this to drink right now - cocoa_pleco   DAAAAAM, this drink looks good - cocoa_pleco   
    Graves Disease - Lymphedema - Men's Health - Pro Choice - Prostate Cancer - Scleroderma - Thyroid Disease - Trisomy 18 - cocoa_pleco   Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - cocoa_pleco   Adoptee - Bone Cancer - Child Exploitation and Abuse - Hope and Support - Peace - Retinoblastoma - Right to Life - Student Sexual Assault - cocoa_pleco   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - cocoa_pleco   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - cocoa_pleco   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    10 mbuna works

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    115

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    good information - Lady Hobbs   You need some gifts - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    35 gallons is pretty tight for mbuna. I would think you could attempt an all male tank with no more than 5 or 6 fish max at adult size. all male excludes any breeding aggression and limits them therefore to territorial aggression, so you want :

    1. lots and lots of rockwork
    2. relatively peaceful species
    3. no similar colouration, to prevent two idiot fish thinking they are conspecific and shredding each other.

    I would reccomend that you try and source :

    iodotropheus sperengae (rusty cichlid), labidochromis caereulus, pseodotropheus acei (either or both of the 2 variants), pseudotropheus socolofi, and an albino socolofi or albino pseudotropheus macropthalsmus 'red cheek'...you can also consider pseudotropheus elongatus, which has many colour variants.

    and even then its risky and you may lose fish - a bigger tank would give you much greater flexibility.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •