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    Stocking Mbuna in a 40 gallon

    I think you are correct, I think i could really benefit from reading up on Lake Malawi habitats and their fish so i am able to get a better idea on the whole picture of things. Thank you so much for all your answers and the links you’ve provided, i really appreciate all of it :)
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    I will keep a very close eye on things. Thanks for all your help!
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    Stocking Mbuna in a 40 gallon

    So reading that article you attached about the Acei, it seems like are fine to have in my tank? They prefer rocky and sand habitats, which i’ve got, and it also says they do well with moderately aggressive mbuna, which i have. I’m just so confused :(
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    How soon do you think i will be able to tell the sex? I definitely want to remove (her?) as soon as possible if it’s going to end in death :(
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    So if the kenyi doesn’t change color or get egg spots, i would need to remove her then correct? As all of my other cichlids are male
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    Maybe close to 1.5”? i also have read that sometimes they will not turn yellow based off of the pecking order. He is one of the smaller ones in my tank.
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    Stocking Mbuna in a 40 gallon

    So you’re saying i don’t need to add any more cichlids? 9 is the right number for a 40? I am mostly getting my information from my aquarium store, and from other fish hobbyists. Those 2 websites you mentioned, one is in a different language and i cannot read anything… The second one, has no...
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    i was told it was way too early to sex this kenyi
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    Stocking Mbuna in a 40 gallon

    i’m just confused at this point honestly lol. I really have no idea of the appropriate number of fish to add after setting up the new tank. I have 9 currently, how many do i need to add? Also, i’m very confused about the acei. I have read that they are moderately aggressive, and that good...
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    Here is a better picture i got of him this morning with his stripes out. i know he’s not a kenyi, because i have a kenyi already, here’s a picture of him. He was also in a different tank than the kenyi were at the fish store. he is not territorial at all like my kenyi, he usually...
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    Stocking Mbuna in a 40 gallon

    Thanks for all this information!! I have some questions based off your response though if that’s okay. I was thinking i might need to add more fish because i found my demasoni dead tonight, and i’m not sure if it was due to aggression or not forsure because i wasn’t home when it happened, i...
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    Help identifying african cichlid

    Hi all :) Was hoping to get some help identifying what kind of cichlid i have. He is a male for sure, but he looks so different at times. He sometimes has dark stripes, other times he’s more solid colored. The striped picture is from a few weeks ago, so he has obviously grown, but that is what...
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    Stocking Mbuna in a 40 gallon

    Hi all :) I currently have a 40 gallon breeder with 9 mbuna in it. Here’s what i have right now: 1 kenyi 1 johanni 2 yellow fin mbamba 1 yellow tail acei 1 yellow lab 1 chewre 1 jewel spot & then 1 that i’m not quite sure what he is They are all juveniles, the biggest one is the johanni who is...
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    Possible black spot disease?

    hi! i was hoping to get some advice/answers/help with this guy. I recently ordered this yellow fin mbamba from an online cichlid shop. Once I got him situated in my take i noticed he had black spots on his face and body. i immediately took him out and put him in a quarantine tank, where i kept...
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    Tankmates for my cichlids

    hi everyone! I’m relatively new to owning African cichlids, but i really want to learn more about them! Right now, I have a 55 gal tank with 1 kenyi, 1 demasoni, 1 johanni, 1 yellow lab, 1 cichlid that i’m not sure what he is, 1 red tail black shark, and 3 synodontis catfish. My tank has about...
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    Confusion on cichlid tankmates

    Wow thank you for this answer!! This gives me a much better idea of tankmates that will work. As far as the red tail shark goes, they seem to get along with him pretty well actually. They swim together and don’t seem to want to chase or be aggressive towards each other. I was told that...
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    Confusion on cichlid tankmates

    Hi all! I’m new here and i’m excited to learn more about African Cichlids :) I recently become the owner of some cichlids and their tank mates due to a friend not being able to give them a proper size tank. Right now, I have a 55 Gal tank with 4 african cichlids, 1 red tail shark, and 2...
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