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    Just curious, I had a community tank set up, and I noticed the fish didn't like to go near the end with the filter exhaust, even after I aimed the nozzles up and against the glass. It's a powerful filter too. I was wondering if mbuna like the current, or should I keep it aimed the same?

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    Mbunas are from the shallow parts of the lake Malawi which I'm pretty sure has a lot of current/waves.
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    Lake Malawi is the second deepest lake in Africa. There are very few areas of really shallow water. There is a couple of rivers feeding the lake, but I have my doubts whether there would be a great deal of current all of the time. I know from my experience with African Cichlids, that they really don't like a lot of current in their tank. I've found that if there's too much current in the tank, they will very rarely venture out from amoungst the rocks to swim in the open areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjaldave
    Mbunas are from the shallow parts of the lake Malawi which I'm pretty sure has a lot of current/waves.

    Quote Originally Posted by escamosa
    Lake Malawi is the second deepest lake in Africa. There are very few areas of really shallow water. There is a couple of rivers feeding the lake, but I have my doubts whether there would be a great deal of current all of the time. I know from my experience with African Cichlids, that they really don't like a lot of current in their tank. I've found that if there's too much current in the tank, they will very rarely venture out from amoungst the rocks to swim in the open areas.

    Conflicting "opinions"...anyone know for sure either way please?

    I'm only sticking my nose in as I'm planning on Mbunas for my 2nd 67G tank.

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    I would personally go with escamosa's advice as he's actually had experience with them - sorry Paul : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp
    I would personally go with escamosa's advice as he's actually had experience with them - sorry Paul : )

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escamosa
    Lake Malawi is the second deepest lake in Africa. There are very few areas of really shallow water. There is a couple of rivers feeding the lake, but I have my doubts whether there would be a great deal of current all of the time. I know from my experience with African Cichlids, that they really don't like a lot of current in their tank. I've found that if there's too much current in the tank, they will very rarely venture out from amoungst the rocks to swim in the open areas.

    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp
    I would personally go with escamosa's advice as he's actually had experience with them - sorry Paul : )

    have just read this:

    Mbunas appreciate lots of flow, they even enjoy swimming in it like it is a game.

    taken from an article about Mbunas on this forum:
    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/cichlid/mbuna.php


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