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OFL: No, this tank is not set up at all. Only tanks I have running is my 10g betta tank, and 55g with my angels and sd's. It's not going to be set up right away, as I would have to cycle and make sure its perfect before I buy anything. I keep my tank temps at 80 degrees
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ehh replied the topic: i need some advice!!!!

I'm sure most will say to go with pool sand. It's very cheap.

Even if you don't go with petsmart the point I'm trying to get across is that peacocks will not outgrow the tank. If peacocks will then most common mbunas will. I personally love peacocks. They offer some awesome colors and usually aren't a-holes to each other.
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BlueMoonJay replied the topic: i need some advice!!!!

Hmmm... I may have to look into them a bit more. All I really know is I would love some vibrant colors, as well as stunning looking fish. Can you throw some ideas my way, ehh?
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Hexclover replied the topic: i need some advice!!!!

a pair of Salvini! ;)
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Aren't salvini CA?
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ehh replied the topic: i need some advice!!!!

We used to carry these at lfs I work at.

Lemon jake
Albino eureka
German red
Sunshine
Yellow regal
Ob peacock
Bi-color 500

All of which do not get too big. But be careful buying peacocks. A lot of companies have started to pump them with hormones causing them to color up very young but it has lots of bad side effects. So if you find a place that has peacocks that are under an inch and covered in color I would not buy them.
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Suprd71 replied the topic: i need some advice!!!!

I have a 90gal with 25 assorted Africans. My African knowledge is limited, but I have peacocks in the 5 in range, blue German rams, Jewels, an Aurutus, hap Ahlis and many that I really dont know what they are. They range from 6in right down to under 2in. I like the set-up, fish are very colorful and really active. No aggression issues to speak of, lots of quick chases but nothing to worry about. I plan to move them into a 135 in a little while and will probably add another 8 or 10.


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Here's a good source for some suggestions for your tank:
www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/cookie_cutter_55g.php

not all of these are mbuna, not all are Africans, but some are.


Suprd71, german rams are not africans.
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Hexclover replied the topic: i need some advice!!!!

BlueMoonJay wrote: Aren't salvini CA?


yes, im sorry i thought you wanted any suggestions for your 55 not just suggestions for africans... im not a fan of most africans so i wont be any help here.
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ehh wrote: We used to carry these at lfs I work at.

Lemon jake
Albino eureka
German red
Sunshine
Yellow regal
Ob peacock
Bi-color 500

All of which do not get too big. But be careful buying peacocks. A lot of companies have started to pump them with hormones causing them to color up very young but it has lots of bad side effects. So if you find a place that has peacocks that are under an inch and covered in color I would not buy them.


Thats good to know. I was at my lfs yesterday browsing, and there was a tank that said mixed Africans, but they were a really off gray color.
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