Lake Malawi cichlids breeding "season"

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    The additional rocks are a good idea.
    Can't have too many when it comes to Rift Cichlids
     
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    Yeah and I have them closely packed so only smaller fish can fit in. So basically whatever fry can stay in them will survive. Also added a small piece driftwood hidden so the BN can munch all he wants
     
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    Sadly... This tank is no more ... Had a leak in it today after my water change. It's really been something or the other lately so honestly don't even know what to say anymore.

    On a positive note, a new tank is being built. Just not sure how many of my fish will survive till then
     
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    Sorry to hear dude....
    cant you ask your lfs to keep them for you, or at least sell them to them?
     
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    Unfortunately for me. None of my close by pet shops are trustworthy enough for this. The ones I can trust are either an hour's drive or a 90min drive away, both of which needs to be travelled in the day at 50⁰C+ so as much as this is an option, it's definitely not one I can go for that easily. I have the fish in 2 85L tubs separated by type. Will just swap any if they are being bullied
     
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    This is how they are now IMG_20210920_212808.jpg
     
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    Oh man what an ordeal :confused:
    So sorry. Seems like you’ve got a good temporary setup there though so fingers crossed and keep us posted
     
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    I thought it's good too. They are fighting like crazy in there. I need to swap them like every hour if I wanna keep this set up.
     
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    I would love a malawi/ cichlids tank
     
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    You should get one... They are amazing fish
     
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    I am getting a stack tanks. 3 tanks but I kinda want them all 30l. Don't know how big the 60l are. Already doing one of them planted with neon tetras and maybe shrimp. And one glo fish one. Danios and gmo's. Than I want the malawi. Maybe I can do a 60l and than make one part samd and wood and the other one jungle than add my neons, shrimp, angel, discuss and clown loaches.
     
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    With Malawis the minimum size tank I'd recommend from experience is a 1.2m. if you're trying to breed a pair then you can get away with a 90cm at best. Anything smaller is food for aggression.
     
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    Thanks. Will a 60l be fine for 2 or 3?
     
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    Sorry to go off topic, but 60L is too small for these fish.
     
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    Sorry to hear.
    But at least you are getting a new tank
     
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    Thanks. Will only do the neon tetra and clowns and some shrimp
     
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    Clowns have the potential to get huge - 30cm+ and like to be in groups.
    And would eat the shrimp. Khuli Loaches would be a good alternative in a small tank

    If you want the shrimp, then the smaller Tetras and Rosboras would be ok as tank mates.

    Corry catfish would be nice, but they will probably eat the shrimp.
     
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    Juveniles yeah. But once they start growing they will become alot more aggressive and that will make it impossible to keep them together
     
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    Yeah. Crap circumstances though
     
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