New Job, New Things To Learn

Sam Zink

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I recently got a job at my LFS, and I've got to say its been enjoyable, But I don't know as much as I feel like I need to be able to help customers. I know plenty about livebearers, tetras and a majority of south American cichlids, but when it comes to African cichlids I barely know anything useful for a customer looking to get into those kinds of fish. I was wondering if anyone could give me a small crash course in them for the meantime, while I do in-depth research. any help is appreciated!
 

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Three kinds of Africans ;Mbuna / Malawi , Tanganyika , and Victorian ..
None should be mixed amongst each other or any other fish .
Each lake deserves a sp. type tank .Most do better with overcrowding due to strong aggression and territorial behavior .
They are why fishless cycling was created ..All a tanks stock should be added at one time ..
Then the games begin !
I kept tangs for many years they are the most peaceful of the 3.
Most get Mbuna due to color and unfortunately too many are mutts as they cross breed like rabbits !
The Vics are less common and for the more advance African keeper IMO.
Nice on the fish job !
 
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