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Old 01-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #16
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none are over 2 inches
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:44 PM   #17
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ok thats good, are you going to make groups of species or do a little of everything?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:29 PM   #18
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whatever I can get, I am extremely limited on species as there is only one good fish local fish store here

I already talked to FedEx and they won't accept live fish until April here and I want to get about 4-5 fish every two weeks...I would like at least 25 cichlids
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #19
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try www.aquabid.com

they have all kinds of africans there and will ship as well...
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by MarinneSmith View Post
...and this gorgeous colbat blue zebra...
Nice fish for sure! But what is it exactly? Cobalt Blue Zebra's (Metriaclima callainos) are solid blue and lack any type of stripes or barring.

In regards to your incremental mbuna additions (4-5 every two weeks) I'd advise stocking your less aggressive species first and your more aggressive species last. That said, you do have some lee-way in that regard due to overall tank volume and < 2" specimens.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:39 PM   #21
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I will definately try that technique...the definition of a colbat blue cichlid is 8-10 vertical black and blue stripes with 4 orange egg shaped dots on the lower fin, pretty much describes it

most of the time he is very pale but this was during a feeding and the colors seemed to darken, if it isn't a colbat blue then I have no idea
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Originally Posted by MarinneSmith View Post
I will definately try that technique...the definition of a colbat blue cichlid is 8-10 vertical black and blue stripes with 4 orange egg shaped dots on the lower fin, pretty much describes it

most of the time he is very pale but this was during a feeding and the colors seemed to darken, if it isn't a colbat blue then I have no idea
Most of my cichlids get darker when they eat too. I'm planning on my planting my 55 gal tank in the next few weeks as well. Good luck with it
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:37 PM   #23
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Cobalt Blue Zebra/Metriaclima callainos look like this:


Your fish appears to have orange pigmentation forward of its dorsal fin, is that correct? Possibly some type of cynotilapia afra? It will be interesting to see what it looks like when fully matured.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #24
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This is a rockpile in one of my 55s. The fish can get all in and around in the pile. This is what people mean when they say "needs more rock"
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yeah that is a lot of rock, I have added 4 more pieces throughout the week and moved a plant...I am trying to be very careful as to not put more rock then the tank can handle, I really don't want to scratch it up either

the plants are starting to take root, I am using flourish to help them along and the cichlids I have now are not interested in them. Share a pic when you get the plants!! I recommend using Flourish, it's some great stuff

here are the changes I have made...sorry about the glare
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Originally Posted by kay-bee View Post
Cobalt Blue Zebra/Metriaclima callainos look like this:


Your fish appears to have orange pigmentation forward of its dorsal fin, is that correct? Possibly some type of cynotilapia afra? It will be interesting to see what it looks like when fully matured.
yes it does have some kind of orange or yellow strip on the top fin...man is he gorgeous, hope he keeps the color!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:09 AM   #27
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This is a rockpile in one of my 55s. The fish can get all in and around in the pile. This is what people mean when they say "needs more rock"
Bob,
If you ever want to sell us some of that anubias give me a call. Im in there on Saturdays.
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actually he is sending it to me to hold for him until he gets his tanks set up after he moves....
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