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 Post subject: New to Cichlids. Any and All suggestions for new 75 gal tank
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Hello all. :P

New to African Cichlids but have been an aquarium hobbiest since 2001 with saltwater and reef tanks.

I have a nice 75 gallon All Glass Aquarium set up including a Fluval canister filter, Coral Life compact lighting system and roomy stand that I'd like to set up for Lake Malawi Cichlids.

Any and all suggestions would be helpful.

I have been very successful with my reef tanks, but understand that Cichlids may be a different challenge.

Thanks in advance for all your help with my new endeavor...

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cichlids. Any and All suggestions for new 75 gal
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There are a multitude of cichlids to choose from. I assuming that your interested in vics posting here. You have a couple types to choose from, the rock pickers that are more like mbuna and have similar personalities to boot. You have the open water types that are pretty peaceful and need more space to swim around.

I am very happy with two species of lipochromis, melanopterus and matumbi hunter. They are very colorful fish and very active. they are pretty peaceful fish as well. the melanopterus have a bit more color variety with the males and females having OB patterns. But the hunters are very elegant looking fish.

If you like a rock tank then you can pick and variety of pundamilia and have a very active tank. So there is a lot to choose from. best advice is to pick ONE species you LOVE and build the tank around them, tank mates, decor ect.

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 Post subject: Re: New to Cichlids. Any and All suggestions for new 75 gal
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Thank you 4 the response, I will keep an eye out 4 the 2 species u mentioned being the lipochromis, and melanopterus. I especially appreciate the fact that they are pretty peaceful. My wife freaks out when I add a fish 2 my reef tanks and they have to fight 4 their place in the feeding pecking order.

:idea: Any ideas as to the best place to acquire healthy fish in these species. How many should I add? I plan on a coral sand, plays and mix substrate with natural river type rock for hiding places. Was not planning on any plants unless u know of some that r safe.

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I would stick with a smooth sand, they are not sand sifters but they can dig. You want a nice smooth sand to help protect their mouths from cuts that can become infected. Coral sand may be to ruff, I have used aragonite sand before and it works well. If that is what you are using then it should be fine.

I mention those two species because i am keeping and breeding them at the moment. The lipochromis matumbi hunters are around and i think Daves rare fish may have some available. I have some growing out, they are around 1/4" right now. The lipochromis melanopterus are a little harder to find. I have some about the same size growing up.

The tank setup sounds nice. You can do plants like anubias or java fern.

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