Yellow lab questions

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My 40 gallon tank is almost ready,
Washed beach sand substrate plus some rocks and caves.
I was considering putting africans inside, however limited by the tank size, seems the only african I could put inside is the yellow lab.
And since I want a colourful tank I am going for some tankmates.
Here's a list of candidates, which ones would do well.
Zebra danio and glofish
Black skirt or red eye tetra
corydoras
pakistani loaches
rainbowfish
pearl gourami or beta
upside down catfish
rainbow shark
I am open to any other tankmates suggestions

Also I am considering planting the tank, would plants be fine with those fish ?
Any other suggestions
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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Yellow lab questions

another question about the decor, do I have to have a lot of cave in several level getting near water surface or just a few caves just over the sand and gravel?
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bassetman replied the topic: Re: Yellow lab questions

There are many africansthat would do fine in a tank that size....just not Mbunas. Tanganyikan shell dweller or some of the smaller sand sifters come to mind. You could have up to 4 sumbu comps, a dwarf variety. And a goby cichlid with any of these ...the Shellie's are very active and entertaining. So many folks think only of Malawi when they say " Africans ".


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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Yellow lab questions

Wish they were available here, I wouldn't hesitate, the only tanganikan available here is the frontosa
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bassetman replied the topic: Re: Yellow lab questions

I am pretty sure I do not want to try shipping from Pomeroy Washington to Lebanon.....that even further than Seattle. :)


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toni-a replied the topic: Re: Yellow lab questions

Had a promise from the LFS to import some for me :D
I have two days to make my order, what would you recommend ? I have a 40 and a 65 gallon tank empty awaiting the fish :)
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bassetman replied the topic: Re: Yellow lab questions

Cannot go wrong with calves or comps and a pair of julidochromis.

Or some shell dwellers...must have some snail shells 2 per fish is nice . www.shelldwellers.com/index.php/topic,820.msg7122.html#msg7122
Is nice or www.shelldwellers.com/index.php/topic,820.msg7122.html#msg7122

Sand sifters are active and fun,,like www.cichlidae.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=14247
These are good places to look.
www.cichlidae.com/forum/index.php
www.laketang.com/

If you look a bit I can help with info on specific fish but only you can chose what you want.


Many Shellie's do great in really small tanks so you could get quite a crowd.


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