Quote:I mean, it's real hard to be free when you are bought and sold in the marketplace. Of course, don't ever tell anybody that they're not free, 'cause then they're gonna get real busy killin' and maimin' to prove to you that they are.
Fish Kept:2 albino tiger oscars (11"), 1 red bay snook (7"), 1 jack dempsey (5"), 1 pleco (13")
About Yourself:casual hobbiest but had 125 gal tanks for 25 years now...seems like the community tank is more fun than the Cichlids but time will tell.
Fish Kept:Barbs, Peacock Eels, Botia, Danio, Loaches, Spotted Cats , Rainbow sharks, Male dwarf, Moonlight and Yellow Gourami , Rubber Plecos . all seem to get along...tried to tell the kids "no we cant get those pretty neon tetras...barbs will eat em." "oh pleeeeeease daddy????" ok fine... "hey daddy where did all the pretty little tetras go??" Tried to tell ya....tiger barb snacks!!" follwed by crying kids for an hour!!!
Corals/Plants:real lace and petrified wood...fake plants
Advice:Im new to the INLINE EXTERNAL HEATERS but wow...much less clutter in the tank....also stopped using undergravel filters 5 years ago.
Description:my 125....44 fish but most under 2" now...not big on the fake decos but i really love the 3piece 38" sunken schooner i found...very realistic looking...see other pic for my self built custom stand/bookcase !
About Yourself:Always wanted to get into this hobby so now I have and am completely hooked.
Fish Kept:Mixed Malawi Cichlids (Mbunas mostly males) 19 in total
1 x Pseudotropheus saulosi Males
2 x Melanochromis Johanni
1 x Metriaclima estherae (Red Zebra)
1 x Labidochromis caeruleus (Electric Yellow)
2 x Pseudotropheus OB Morph
1 X Iodotropheus sprengerae (Rusty)
1 X Labidochromis hongi
1 X Labidochromis perlmutt
1 X Labid. caeruleus white
1 X M. cyaneorhabdos (maingano)
1 X P. flavus
1 X Pseudotropheus greshakei 'ice blue'
1 X Pseudotropheus socolofi
1 X Tropheops red cheek
1 X Cynotilapia afra yellow dorsal
1 X P. elongatus Mbenji
1 X Pseudotropheus red top Ndumbi
Advice:Just started so what I have learnt so far Research and understand what you are doing It is not just a few fish add water and wallah You are creating a habitat and if done properly will reward you. Plan your set up and go from there Cycle your tank!!! Read sites likes this they are a wealth of info suggestions and ideas
Description:My Cichlid Tank Fully Cylced Stocked with 19 Malawi Cichlids
(Revised Plants and Background to highlite the Fish and rocks more ...Think it Has done the job.
Tried to keep it real by giving the fish lots of caves tunnels hiding spots and dark spots on different levels /depths BUT kept lots of "open water " and "open floor" so they can do their thing