New 55g African Cichlid Tank

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Here are some pics of our new 55g 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....

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Green Mbweca....

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Afra Jalo Reef....

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Elongatus Usisya

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Red Exasperatus + Yellow Top Mbamba

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Synodontis Multipunctatus

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Cobalt Blue Zebra + Red Top Ndumbi + Yellow Top Mbamba

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Elongatus Usisya + Rusty + Yellow Top Mbamba + Cobalt Blue Zebra
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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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Here are some $8 "Assorted Peacocks" from PetSmart added to the 55g 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 ?

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Maybe a Yellow Sunshine Benga?

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O.B. Peacock

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

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

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

Yellow Tail Acei

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Purple Lupingu Afra

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

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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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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.
 

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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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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.
 
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