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Thread: Mbunas

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    Maybe a two year old thread, but a great read, thanks Fishguy
    Crystal Cichlids

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    I have copied this and it is in my Library! Thank You! Great Article.

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    This is good literature.
    Have a nice day!

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    Helped this newbie!

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    Oh how I wish I had seen this thread and site days ago. I had been planning on starting a tank for my 7 month old boy and decided these fish would be great due to color and size etc. I was so busy I relied on the pet shop owner to guide me, I had already purchased a 30 gal Half moon tank and I was told that the Golden Mbuna would do well in the tank, also that gravel was better than sand. When I asked about the environment I was advised that anything would be fine, that some plastic plants would do the trick as long as they had a little cover. Also I was told I should start with two and add more later so I picked a Golden Mbuna and a Blue with black vertical striped one that I liked. Well the next morning the blue was mysteriously dead and the Golden was as happy as a lark, after reading this it seems that my tank is not only way too small but everything about it is just plain wrong.. ugghh Now to go about the overhaul as gently as possible.. what a pain. At least the one fish seems happy enough for now .. he just hangs out around the bottom alot amidst the dense areas. Should I stock with maybe five of them and be prepared to either move them to another tank down the road or will shop owners allow a trade for new fish? I would hate to give him up just yet and if it takes a few years for them to outgrow the tank I would rather stock with several and move them out later since my boy seems to be mesmerized by this Mbuna. Any ideas on how fast they grow and if my tank is large enough to fit another type of Mbuna ( equally aggressive) in there?

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