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PostSubject: New to Site   6/17/2010, 11:33 am

Just stumbled across this site while doing some seaching. I have been looking for a good site for a while hope this is it.
I currently have a 55gal with African Cichlids, everything had been going great for about a year then 2 weeks ago everything went crazy. I had a Midas chiclid for about 7 months then 2 weeks ago he hit "puberty" and stared attacking all my fish even a Venetus that was twice his size. I took the Midas out, some damage had already been done when all my docile fish went nuts and started attacking the rest of my fish needless to say I lost 6 fish about $160. sick Now I'll be starting all over again.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 11:38 am

man srry for ur losses bro!!!!!
but ur welcome to this site!!!
im sure u can catch up on fish with the good ppl here on this site!!!
lots of sponsors to give you great deals on fish and equipment!!!
plz post around and post some pix of wat u have!!!
also were you from?
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 11:47 am

Profile fixed...... crazy
And i'll get some pics Asap.

This is my tank before the Midas was put in, and the 3 big one in the front were all lost, plus 2 that a had gotten after the Midas as well.


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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 11:47 am

Sorry for your loss! Stinks when stuff like that happens. I would have not stuck him with my africans they can get pretty nasty.

What are you looking to get this time around? What do you have left?


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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 11:51 am

wow. sorry to here that. think you have found the right communty. welcome!!!

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:00 pm

Welcome aboard!!

welcome

Sorry to hear of your loss, but glad you aren't discouraged and giving up. Look around and ask all the questions you want. We have a great family here and everybody's always willing to help with whatever they can.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:12 pm

KMX wrote:
Sorry for your loss! Stinks when stuff like that happens. I would have not stuck him with my africans they can get pretty nasty.

What are you looking to get this time around? What do you have left?


welcome2

Yeah i didn't know that would happen, I'm still kinda new to what can go with what.............Plus he was the sissy of the tank when we got him.
I want to try to stay Malawi. Right now i have an Auratus, Green Terror(should i get rid of him??), Demasoni(in recovery tank), Red Jewel, Ps Zebra, and another that's all orange. Oh yeah and a BAD @$$ Dannio(holds his own)
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:18 pm

If you want to go with Malawi I would get rid of your Green Terror, Red Jewel and probley the Demasoni b.c in some cases when they get adult size they are known to be real aggressive. If you like the Dannio and he holds his own keep him but you never know he may end up getting his but whiped.

How many African Cichlids are you looking to put in this 55G tank? Do you have any other tanks?

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:29 pm

I like the idea of over population, i have the filters for it just not sure how many fish i want. I didn't want to get of the fish that i have now what do you recommend i go with?

I do have another tank all Goldfish though...... lol!
sorry pis not the best.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:36 pm

you can get some unually tangs. or a very colorful tank by going with mbuna, peacocks, and / or haps from lake malawi. how many you can add depends on the type of fish you select. but somewhere around 20 normally.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:39 pm

Are you asking me what to do if you wanted to keep all the fish you have now?

I would deffentley over populate. If you want to do all malawi in a 55G I would go with some Mbuna and a few peacocks.

Here are a list of some nice Mbuna and some Nice peaocks that you can get your hands on. Some of our users and sponsors have these or can get them. Just copy and past into google and you can do some research.


Mbuna
Cynotilapia afra Cobwe 'Orange Back'
Cynotilapia afra Jalo Reef 'Yellow Top'
Cynotilapia axelrodi Nkhata Bay
Iodotropheus sprengerae 'Rusty'
Labeotropheus fuelleborni 'Marmalade Cat'
Metriaclima sp. 'Msobo' Magunga
Metriaclima sp. 'Red Top Gallireya' Gallireya Reef
Pseudotropheus sp. 'Polit' Lion's Cove

Peacocks
Aulonocara sp. 'Stuartgranti Maleri' Maleri Island
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Undu Reef 'Lemon Jake'
Aulonocara jacobfreibergi Otter Point
German Red Peacocks

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:42 pm

Holey Rock of Texas wrote:
you can get some unually tangs. or a very colorful tank by going with mbuna, peacocks, and / or haps from lake malawi. how many you can add depends on the type of fish you select. but somewhere around 20 normally.

Sorry to sound dumb but what are haps?
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:45 pm

P.S. Make sure if you are mixing species it's all MALE

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:45 pm

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Are you asking me what to do if you wanted to keep all the fish you have now?

Yes, if I wanted to keep what i have now. Sorry...
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:47 pm

I think once your GT and your Jewel get bigger they might become more aggresive. You can always give it a try you never know it may work.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:49 pm

also i am not sure this works for you as you want to keep what you have. i miss read what you stated. sorry,
here you go.

if a female peacock or female hap is mixed in with male peacocks / haps it will cause major problems.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/category.php?cat=1

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 12:55 pm

Thank you all for the help, I am more then great full!!
Here is a pic i just took of the fish i have left,minus the Red Jewel his hidding in the but is a little bigger than the GT.

Just for sizing the green plant in the front is like 4.5"
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 1:03 pm

O yeah we are going to get you hooked up. You just wait. When do you plan on redoing your tank?

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 1:05 pm

you have some aggressive little guys there.

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 1:12 pm

WOW! I bet you'r tank is really active. Lot of chasing i bet. nice tho.
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 1:35 pm

KMX wrote:
O yeah we are going to get you hooked up. You just wait. When do you plan on redoing your tank?

Sweet can't wait!!! And I'd like to say start redoing Tomorrow but most likely in a month or two cry .....

Holey Rock of Texas wrote:
you have some aggressive little guys there.
They are mean as Sh@#!

sal wrote:
WOW! I bet you'r tank is really active. Lot of chasing i bet. nice tho.

Thank you, and yes it's fun to watch but I miss the other fish more.

And here is my Red Jewel I've had him for about 3yrs, he looks awesome when he turns bright red!!
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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/17/2010, 1:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: New to Site   6/18/2010, 9:03 am

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