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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-09-2015, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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The Start of my African Cichlid Mess Up!!!

I had emptied my 35 Gal tank of the last little angle fish I was breeding and have always liked the more colorful and aggressive African cichlids from Lake Malawi so while in the pet store I proceed to buy two of this, two of that mix up the colors a bit......can anyone else see the direction of this???
Then later I researched (I already Know That should have been the first thing I did) My stock ended up:

2 Bumblebee's...where trouble began M/F
1 Demasoni
2 Kenyi M/F
3 electric blue Johanni
2 mixed orange cichlids

I do weekly water changes and rearrange their tank every week. I put quite a bit of rock in the tank and I also decorated some PVC pipe for them. The biggest problem is the male bumblebee only has the one female to chase and I do believe he is trying to chase her to death. I am considering putting her in a five gallon to recover for a short time. I think the other cichlids know she is weak and they are starting to pick on her.
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Re: The Start of my African Cichlid Mess Up!!!

Sorry nobody replied for so long. By now your female bumblebee is likely no more. Unfortunately, the fish you listed would require at least a 75 gal to thrive. In a 35 gal, one by one somebody will get ripped to shreds. Again, likely you already know this. The set up sounds better suited for Kribs are Apistos.
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