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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2006, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up My African Cichlid Tank

Here you go... my African tank... currently home to 2 red zebras (Maylandia Easthere), 25 of their fry (soon to have more), 3 Aurora cichlids (Maylandia Aurora), a lonely yellow lab (labitocromins caeralus (sp??), and a pleco.

Here is the full setup. 55 gallons, with a Emp 400 filter, Maxi-jet 400 powerhead, heater, and a cheesy homemade background.

Looks a bit different now, since I have since divided off a small portion of the tank for the fry.

This is Mack. He is the male red zebra, and the dominate fish in the tank. He is currently 5 inches, pushing close to 6. Very pretty guy!!

Here is the mom, in a not so nice pic. I don't know if you can tell, but this is the most recent pic of her, and she is holding!

And here is the fry. Currently a month and a half old, and the sizes vary from 1" long to only 3/4 of an inch long.

These are the Auroras... currently the newest guys in my tank. Been there for about 3 weeks now and they are thriving!
Male and female


I don;t have pics of the pleco and he yellow lab, they are fast, and it is tough to take pics of them!!
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very nice Nice pics!

I have a cichlid tank too...

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-18-2006, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Oh wow!! Nice fish you have there!

Cichlids are the best, aren't they? They are always so full of life!!
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Nice tank! The fry are adorable .


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