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Need Help!! Aggression problems, Need advice from experienced African keepers

11 years 1 month ago #24455 by whetfish
I'd reccomend selling some fish.  I'd start with Tilapia buttikoferi.  Hasn't been the aggressor . . . yet.

Keep a few species of the fish you like the most.  It'll be less work and the fish will be happier.

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11 years 1 month ago #24443 by gtphale
I suggest you pick 4 species and go with that. Or do an all male tank and get rid of the females.

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11 years 1 month ago #24441 by mmaacchh10
I have been in the hobby for over 5 years and my 75 gallon has slowly progressed to what it is now.  I have been having issues with aggression and subsequent fin rot and fungus infections etc.  Also two of my fish have repeatedly gotten Malawi Bloat.  I know my tank is overcrowded and that my nitrates are high, I have done things to improve those but I still have occasional fish deaths and injuries.  Things appear to be ok for awhile and then all of sudden I have injuries. The perimeter of the tank is guarded by the largest most aggressive mbuna and the rest of the fish are in the middle and darting throughout the rocks. Here is a list of the past problems:

Aggressor / victim
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos 3"/ Pseudotropheus socolofi (Albino) 3"
Many / Melanochromis interruptus 4"
Labeotropheus trewavasae (Zimbawe) 5" / Metriaclima callainos "female" 3.5"
Labeotropheus trewavasae (Zimbawe) 5" / Metriaclima zebra 3.5"
Tropheops sp. / Psuedo sp. 4" / Labidochromis caeruleus 3.5"
Many / Labidochromis caeruleus 3"

Tank Description:
75 gallon connected to 55 gallon tank/reservoir
Wet dry filter
Eheim Classic 2215
Whisper 100 air bubbler
gravel and large amount of lace rock around sides and back
pH - 7.8
Nitrate - 40 - 80 ppm
50 % water change once a week, add Malawi lake salt and stress coat
feeding:
twice daily with Spirulina Flakes by Ocean Nutrition, New Life Spectrum cichlid formula small pellets, Hikari Cichlid Excel large pellets, San Francisco Bay Brand Freeze Dried Plankton
nightly Hikari Algae Wafers

55 fish
Julidochromis marlieri 2.5"
Neolamprologous pulcher "Dafoldi" 2.5"
Neolamprologus sexfasciatus (Gold) 3"
Altopalmprogus calvas (Black) 3"
Sciaenochromis fryeri 4"
Protomelas spilonotus (Sulfur Head Haplochromis) 4"
Copadichromis borleyi "female" 4.5"
Cyrtocara moorii 3.5"
5 x Labidochromis caeruleus 2 - 3.5"
Labeotropheus trewavasae (Zimbawe) 5"
Labeotropheus fuelleborni "female" 3.5"
Labeotropheus fuelleborni 4.5"
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos 2"
Melanochromis auratus 4"
Melanochromis auratus 2.5"
Melanochromis auratus "female" 2.5"
2 x Melanochromis johannii "Electric blue" 2"
Metriaclima estherae "female" (Albino) 4"
Metriaclima zebra 4"
Metriaclima zebra 4"
5 x Metriaclima estherae/zebra 3"
Metriaclima zebra 3.5"
Metriaclima callainos 2"
Metriaclima callainos "female" 3.5"
Metriaclima lombardoi 4"
Metriaclima greshakei "female" 3"
Metriaclima greshakei "female" 3"
Metriaclima greshakei "Albino" 4"
Metriaclima hybrid 4"
Metriaclima sp. "Msobo" 2.5"
Psuedotropheus sp. "Acei" "female" 2.5"
Psuedotropheus hybrid 2"
Psuedotropheus socolofi 4"
Psuedotropheus socolofi 3.5"
Psuedotropheus socolofi / hybrid 2.5"
Tropheops sp. / Psuedo sp. 4"
Tropheops sp. "Red cheek" (Likoma) 3"
Tropheops sp. "Red cheek" (Likoma) female 3"
Tropheops sp. "Red cheek" (Likoma) 1.5"
OB Peacock hybrid 4"
Astatotilapia latifasciata 3.5"
Tilapia buttikoferi 4"
Parrot fish 5"
Rainbow Shark 3"
Royal Pleco 7"
Dwarf bristle nose pleco 2"

I am a college student now in Chicago and come home on the weekends to change the water and to prepare the food boxes for my father.  I have suggested a bigger tank, but my parents did not go for that.  What size tank would I need to properly house these fish?  I was thinking a 125 gallon, but now I have 130 gallons of water and still have high nitrates.  I was thinking of giving away fish and going more in the direction of less aggressive fish like Peacocks, Lake Victoria basin species, or Tanganyika.  But that means losing a lot of money and spending more on new fish.  What do you recommend?

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