New 55g African Cichlid Tank

Islandvic

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Here are some pics of our new 55 gallon African cichlid tank set up about 3 weeks ago.

Initially added 15 juvie male Mbuna + 1 syndontis ultipunctatus cuckoo catfish.

2 days ago we added 2x dwarf petricola syndontis and 3 peacocks that just came out of QT.


Maingano....






Green Mbweca....





Afra Jalo Reef....





Elongatus Usisya

 

JtheFishMan

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Beautiful Fish!
 
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Islandvic

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Red Exasperatus + Yellow Top Mbamba




Synodontis Multipunctatus




Cobalt Blue Zebra + Red Top NdumbI + Yellow Top Mbamba





Elongatus Usisya + Rusty + Yellow Top Mbamba + Cobalt Blue Zebra
 

kanzekatores

Member
Wow. Keep us posted
I want to start up an african cichlid tank soon; this is inspiration!
 

LynnwoodFishDad

Member
A few more rock layers and wow! You could use super glue gel to fix a few java ferns on top and maybe a dwarf Lilly’s or 2! So jealous!
 
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Islandvic

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Here are some $8 "Assorted Peacocks" from PetSmart added to the 55 gallon the other day, that did their time in a QT on our back shaded deck....


Possibly a "Strawberry" or "dragon blood", or other hybrid peacock ?



Maybe a Yellow Sunshine Benga?



O.B. Peacock



Zebra Obliquidens that hitched a ride with my buddy's order from Imperial Tropicals...



Zebra Obliquidens w/ our photo bombing Cobalt Blue Zebra......

 
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Islandvic

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Some new editions coming out of QT and into the 55g....

Yellow Tail Acei





Purple Lupingu Afra







Some more "Assorted" $8 Peacocks...... lol



 

aae0130

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Love the Green Mbweca....
I picked up one for my mbuna tank a few months ago.

Your stock looks great. Good luck with them.
 
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Islandvic

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They are liking their treat of cucumber slices!

 

am4

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Islandvic said:
They are liking their treat of cucumber slices!

Why is there cucumber in the tank if you don't mind me asking. I hope it's not a silly question but I'm new at this
 
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Islandvic

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Many fish are herbivores or omnivores.

Giving them veggies like cucumbers and zucchinI are good for their diet.

Mbuna eat a lot of algae where they are found in Lake Malawi.

Raw veggies provide some fiber, which helps their GI tract. After I feed them raw veggies, I skip the next day's feeding. That way, all the fiber works to clean them out.

Plecos also like eating vegetables.
 

Wildchild

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Beautiful fish...if you don’t mind me asking how many do you have in your 55 gallon? Does anyone else on her have a dinasour Bichir?
 
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Islandvic

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At the moment, 20 cichlids + 1 syndontis multipunctatus + 2 syndontis petricola.

I'm maxed out at the moment.

The Peacocks will eventually get their own home as the Mbuna grow larger.
 

trujo777

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Awesome fish!!!
 

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