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    I have an empty 55 gal tank that I was thinking of making into some kind of cichlid tank. I want a very colorful and livley tank. I like the look of convicts, and when I went into the pet store today they had several tanks with various fish in them all labeled african cichlids. I am pretty sure the yellow ones were electric yellow labs but I may have been mistaken and they had fish of a similar body structure but different colors. Can anyone post possible stocking suggestions? I already have angels and rams so I am not interested in those for this tank.

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    i would say 10 mbuna

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    Can I be dumb and ask what a mbuna is? I know the various types of chiclids and I keep seeing this name mentioned. What fish is it?
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    African cichlids...just google Mbuna....
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    Thanks yet again Sharon. :)
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    Ditto. If a colorful and lively tank is what your after, Mbuna all the way! Make sure you do your research on stocking.

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    yep most of the time when you see a tank labled african cichlids your looking at mbuna (pronounced Buna) get yourself some crushed coral for the substrate lots of rocks and a few pieces of gnarly wood... and lots of fish its actually better to be a bit overstocked on a mbuna tank as it dilutes the aggression
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwhacker
    (pronounced Buna)
    isnt it pronounced Umboona?

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    Ive heard it pronouned both ways.... Both are acceptable
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