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thinking about Tanganyikans in my Malawi tank

11 years 7 months ago #2919 by Finnegan@large
I have Placidochromis sp.Phenochilus 'Tanzania' with Opthalmotilapia, and they do really seem to even acknowledge each other in the 6 foot tank.

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11 years 7 months ago #2917 by Nuchal Man
Haps and Featherfins. Odd combo, but interesting. Any fish if the water parameters, diet, and aggression is similar should be fine together. Never kept featherfins, I should try them.

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11 years 7 months ago #2912 by Finnegan@large
I find that hearty, haps that are not overly aggressive do well with my featherfins.

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11 years 7 months ago #2905 by forumadmin

Any suggestions on hardy, easy to find, easy to keep Tanganyikans that I can keep with my yellow labs and red zebras?  The mbuna hide in the rocks a lot at the bottom of the tank, so I have a wide open space in the front of the rocks and wide open space going up 30" tall in this 90 gallon tank.  The footprint of this tank is 36" wide x 18", so I don't want anything that will get too big, and nothing that will be too aggressive either.  The mbuna are not yet fully grown, now would be a good time to add something.


I regularly mix malawi, tanganyikan, Victoriana and occasionally event SA and CA cichlids together. 

Many tangs can handle themselves very well. With your yellow labs and zebras you could do:
- Any member of the Brichardi complex
- In fact, most Neolamprologus such as Leleupi
- Altolamprologus

I've kept cyps with Malawians before, too, and had them breed.

As you get better at working with fish, you'll recognize when things aren't working out.

Just do regular water changes and feed good food. Most of the rest works itself out.

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11 years 7 months ago #2500 by TankOfEden
I'll wait until then.  I have a 40 gallon breeder tank with a hole drilled in the top left corner. Also a 25 gallon tall, would be great for discus or angels.  I have an overflow box- typically used for saltwater but also good if you want to use a sump or wet/dry.  I am cleaning up and getting a list of tanks and supplies.

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11 years 7 months ago #2469 by wilpir

are they the blue or the black?  and where might you live?  and are you interested in cash or dry-goods trading? 
Darker blue almost purple....I live in Oswego,IL  ...cash or what do you have for trade..there kinda small right now ,maybe a month before selling..Wilpir

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11 years 7 months ago #2431 by Nuchal Man
Petros
Tropheus
Cyprichromis
Paracyprichromis
Hemibates
Bathybates

Most of these species are not compatible for your tank though, and soe are hard to get.

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11 years 7 months ago #2429 by TankOfEden
It is a 2-part question, not only compatibility, but what Tang. fish swim in the open water and/or top half of the water column?

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11 years 7 months ago #2366 by
tangs with mbuna -

petros,
tropheus,
altolamps,
big julies,
tough lamps - not the huge predatory nkambe, but helianthus, daffodils, brishardi,
chalinochromis
lobochilotes
gnathochromis -

bascally anything, imo.

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11 years 7 months ago #2323 by TankOfEden
are they the blue or the black?  and where might you live?  and are you interested in cash or dry-goods trading? 

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