Malawi tank

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    Lol yes for sure @TheGrissom waste is a terrible thing. Ran the suggestion past minister of home affairs last night she simple gave me a look
    and said "as jy nog 'n tenk wil hê koop 'n grooter huis" sooo then that is what needs to happen Cant let vinyl go to waste. :lol:
     
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    deep sea blue example
     
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    Hi @hviviers75 thank is doing good. Got a new Malawi on Sunday. She took quite a hiding from my big male and not eating at the moment.
    I will take a photo of her tonight and post tomorrow. All is peace full again and no fighting so I hope she will pull through.
    The last time she ate was in the store on Saturday so yes I am worried.
     
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    Hi All

    So I came home Yesterday afternoon and this was waiting for me. Huge fight had to happen in the tank Yesterday while I was at work.
    Not sure why, everything was fine no fighting all was peaceful for 2 days. I removed her and put her in quarantine tank. I am not sure if she will survive.

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    @JDV Hey buddy sorry about this, If I was you i would rather get smaller malawis when they are nearly adult size the start misbehaving. if you get a nice colony of about 20 to 30 juveniles then they will grow up together and be peaceful.... these few you got seem to be adults already and they tend to fight more when this size....... they are also a bit cheaper at smaller size, try and find a breeder in your region rather.... get more of the size like the smallest one you got those are still juveniles. If I had to add new fish to my 33 group of Tropheus bemba which is a settled colony they will also attack the new fish.
     
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    Hi @hviviers75

    Ya I have to agree with you I am also thinking of going with a different species as well. Zebra Malawi's are something ells.
     
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    Rather get Peacocks they are more colorful......take the 3 you currently have and try and get smaller ones....
     
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    Only a pleasure, hope you can get a nice juvenile colony this weekend :)
     
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    @hviviers75 what about Electric Yellow, Tangerine Malawi's and Kennyi Malawi's?
     
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    @JDV you can keep most type of malawis together the more the better to control aggression........
     
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    Morning all

    So I took the monsters to the lfs and come home with these

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    @JDV Awesome I am so chuffed that you were able to get nice juveniles you will see there will be much more less aggression in this colony, how many do you have currently......just some advise lift that filter of the gravel on the right as the intake is from the bottom... maybe lift it off with adding a rock underneath it... your malawi tank is really looking much better buddy well done. the nice thing about having juveniles is you see them grow up :) Definietly think my 3rd tank will be a malawi tank..... or maybe I change my current planted tank over into a malawi tank, these chiclids are just more fun to watch then tetras etc. they always playing with the pfs and always active like little puppies :)
     
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    Thanks @hviviers75, lol ja these guys are crazy busy and always hungry. I fed them I think a hour after I got them and since then any movement
    in front of the tank they think its feeding time.

    Thanks for the tip of the rock under the filter it keeps sliding down. I am going to replace them with a canister filer in the new year, need to get Christmas
    out of the way first.

    So I walked into the LFS on Saturday morning ask the dude so how many Malawi's in the tank he said 22, I repaid I will take all of them, you should have seen his face. Priceless!
     
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    That is a good amount @JDV you could add a few more if you want to really looks much better....
     
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    Thanks @hviviers75 I am looking for few more blue ones but getting them this small is not easy. Will keep an eye out.
     
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    I spoke with one of my buddies that has got a malawi tank he says 25 max adult sized fish in a 4 foot tank.....
     

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