New cichlid colony tank 40 Gallon Tank

  1. wyguy30

    wyguy30 New Member Member

    I have a new 50 gallon tank that I've been cycling for a few weeks now, I have it totally aquascaped as i want it and how i believe the fish will as well. Anyway im relatively new to African cichlids and would like to know a good combo of fish that wouldn't be too aggressive and would look beautiful as well thanks for you suggestions

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  2. T

    Thai Aquarium owner Well Known Member Member

    I have posted several times the answers to your Q
    Look through my posts for some ideas
    Good luck with the new tank
     
  3. Castiel*

    Castiel* Well Known Member Member

    I'd say start with some yellow labs or a few Kribs. They are both fairly docile as far as cichlids go. Usually when I stock my 55g I try to buy at least 3 at a time when I stock (after the tank was cycled). Helps when you get a good sized community. They won't all pick on and stress out just one fish.
     
  4. T

    Thai Aquarium owner Well Known Member Member

    WADR to Motodude, on no account should Yellow labs and Kribensis be housed in the same tank.
     
  5. Castiel*

    Castiel* Well Known Member Member

    Really? I have 3 Kribs and a couple yellow labs in my 55g, among quite a few others. They get all get along fine nobody is stressed out or getting tore up.
     
  6. T

    Thai Aquarium owner Well Known Member Member

    It a train crash waiting to happen for sure