40 Gallon Tank For Mbuna Cichlids

Discussion in 'Cichlids' started by kmsmith90, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. kmsmith90

    kmsmith90New MemberMember

    Is a 40 gal big enough for mbunas?
  2. Mike

    MikeFishloreAdmin Moderator Member

    It all depends on the number you get and what specific species of mbuna. Larger tanks are always better, but generally speaking I think would be ok with a couple mbunas in a 40 gallon. Keep in mind that they require special water parameters (pH and hardness). Really neat fish though.
  3. fletch

    fletchValued MemberMember

    Im not sure how big yours will get but as a rough rule you should follow this:
    1 inch of fish to 1 gallon. So if you add up the size of all your mbunas and its less than 40 inches, your ok.
    what mbunas do you have?