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thinking about Tanganyikans in my Malawi tank

11 years 8 months ago #2322 by wilpir

Bummer. 

So who has some Acei fry for sale?

I'm growing some out now there 3/8" - 1/2"...Wilpir

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11 years 8 months ago #2307 by dragonkeeper
Even though there are differences in the water chemistry between Malawi and Tang. Most fish around here are tank raised and breed so they are used to Chicago liquid rock. Even a lot of SA/CA fish are used to the local water chemistry we have. This makes mixing a little easier. You still have to watch out for diet, aggressiveness, and a few others, but mixing Malawi and Tang is no big deal unless your a purist.

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11 years 8 months ago #2304 by rm-slover
some people will say that keeping tangs and malawians is a no-no. but someone once told me that the fish dont read the books so why does it matter where they came from as long as they look good together in you opinion since it is yout tank.

i currently have peacock fry with shell dwellers, and mikrogeophagus with guppies.

the Birchardi is my favorite cichlid i havent kept long enough to really enjoy them. i had 5 of them once, but due to tank space when i had them i never really looked at them and ended up putting them in an auction.  i will have them again. i tanked to someone at the last swap who breedt them ans is going to unload a unch at the auction. i'm going to pre arrange a deal with her for either 2 pair or a bunch of fry or both...SHHHH dont tell the wife!

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11 years 8 months ago #2289 by Nuchal Man
If mine breed, I'll shoot you a pm. You should be able to find them pretty easily.

I have a confession. I'm a cichlaholic.

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11 years 8 months ago #2285 by TankOfEden
Bummer. 

So who has some Acei fry for sale?

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11 years 8 months ago #2280 by Nuchal Man
the only Tangs that are readily available that will swim open water are going to Paracyps., and Cyprichromis, which will be bad fits for that tank. Otherwise,you are looking at mostly rock dwelling fish that are going to be compatible.

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11 years 8 months ago #2277 by TankOfEden
Do the Brichardi swim in the open areas, or the top of the water column?  I am trying to find a species that instinctively inhabits a different area than the Mbuna so that there is no competition, and because my tank sometimes looks empty because they are all in the Holey rocks!

Another option might be a group of Malawi Acei, they would be a good color contrast and seem to keep away from the rocks more than most Mbuna.

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11 years 8 months ago #2272 by Nuchal Man
I keep Tangs and Malawians together all the time. Neolamp. Brichardi. they will do fine, and probably breed. Maybe Varabilochromis moori, but they can be a bit more aggressive.

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11 years 8 months ago #2269 by TankOfEden
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.

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