65 Ltr FishBox
So I've just put my 65 Ltr fish box back into action. Now ive got two active aquariums, does this mean I offically have a fish problem?
So, as some of you may know, I was stupid enough to get male and female guppies, and put them in the same tank. I know have around 10 adults, 10 Young, and far too many fry. I started flash freezing the fry with almost frozen water, worked really quickly on such small fish, they were dead before they touch the bottom of the ice water bowel. However, I felt awful everytime I did it.
So the plan was it setup the old 65 Ltr, using the old heater, buy a new filter, and some sand substraight. Then seperate the male and female Guppies. However, during trip to lps I saw some lovely looking Cichlids. Orginial plan went out the window, and I got these guys instead. Some form of Malawi Cichlids, which love munching Guppie fry, problem solved. I couldnt tell you why I'm happy have them eaten alive, but not flash feezing them.
LFS label says they grow to 15cm, and the lfs drone said upto five of them would be fine in a 65 Ltr tank. Though I've got a feeling that I might need to upgrade that tank at some point though, even though I only bought two. I've got no clue how to look after these guys, or there needs, other than they like 27-28 C and high PH (no problem as I live in a hard water area). I'm about to post in the Cichlid forum, so lease reply with any care comments or tips there.
What is the footprint of your tank?
I can't beleive even a more than usually stupid clerk would tell you that five 6" fish would be ok in a 15gal tank, let alone mbunas.
The inch per gallon rule is a bad rule to apply to stocking any tank, and simply doesn't apply to bigger fish.
Most cichlid people would tell you a 55gal tank (4 feet long) is the norm to keep mbuna in.
But perhaps I am missing something here...
I am still processing this statement. "the lfs drone said up to five of them would be fine in a 65 Ltr tank." lol
I have never sen an lfs drone.Probably programmed by the lfs too!lol
They are small for them but I think your tank is also too small for them.
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