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Re: Sciaenochromis Fryeri 55gal tank

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:06 pm
by Nish
They are rought but most if not all sharp edges were ground down and rounded off a it before getting cleaned up for yhe tank. Id rather have smooth stones and am working on finding some I can talk the wife into letting me put in there.

Re: Sciaenochromis Fryeri 55gal tank

PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:15 am
by Crazygar
Lol, just making sure.

Sounds like it's going to be a wonderful scape when it's all done.


Re: Sciaenochromis Fryeri 55gal tank

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:42 am
by Nish

Working my way towards more peaceful mbuna rather than a little bit of everything.

Found a guy one craigslist locally that had too many due to spawning so he was selling for $2 each. I couldn't pass it up and got some more yellow labs and some OB's that he said had been pretty calm in his tank (one seems to be holding)

Re: Sciaenochromis Fryeri 55gal tank

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:57 pm
by Wailua Boy
I would be very careful housing mbuna with aulonocara. You maybe able to get away with yellow labs, but it is a gamble. They are fish that would never have contact in the wild.(peacocks are open water hunters, mbuna will inhabit shallow rocky areas) Research Lake Malawi and the zones these fish occupy, maybe helpful in setting up your tank. If you are set on mixing these species, provide as much cover as possible so less dominant fish can stay out of sight and be ready to rehome fish if need be. Also one of the most important aspects of fishkeeping is a quarantine tank, try to get into the habit of quarantining for at least a couple weeks(I do 6 weeks). You don't necessarily need a glass tank but even a 20g tote container will work(the price is right). I know it sounds like a pain but it could save you some big head aches. Good luck with your tank.

Re: Sciaenochromis Fryeri 55gal tank

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:46 pm
by Nish
Thanks for the Advice.

I know that lots of people say not to mix them, I've also seen a lot of people do it and seem to be successful. At this point the stocking list is a lot better than where I started as far as potential trouble. My wife stole my tote I had set aside for a quarantine/hospital tank but I did find a 10 gal locally for $5 that I'm supposed to pick up tomorrow.

As long as no one causes trouble I'm going to stick with what I have and just be ready with the nets should I need to use them.

For right now (and I know this can change any hour) The Rusty is top dog in the tank followed by the Dragon Blood. No one has any noticeable damage and the chasing is to a minimum.