Freshwater Aquarium/malawi cichlids


at the moment i have a dozen baby fish in a tank 36x14x20 is the tank big enough to hold adult malawi and how many.

Stuart, First Malawi is just one of three rivers they come from. I would have to see them to identify. Anyway It sounds like you have a 45 gallon tank. If you want to keep all the same fish that is fine. I would thin out the population by about four of them. Full grown in a tank setting that size they might grow at the largest about 2 inches max and not all of them. Your dominant will be the biggest and you will know it because it will have the most vibrant color. Keep you pH up to about 8.0 to 8.4. Good Luck, Tina

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Tina Beatty-Quiao


I can answer any question's you have regarding new set ups, filtration, lighting, heating and fish compatability. I can help you with breeding. I am familiar with fish disease, parasites, injuries and how to treat them. I am familiar with all your regular species....such as your Goldfish(all kinds), your tropical community fish as platy's, mollie's, tetra's and such, your semi-aggressives such as gourami's, angel's, shark's, and such, and your cichlids...African and South American. I am also familiar with most of your rarer fish such as butterfly's, snakehead's, flowerhorn's, arowana's, dragon's and many more !!!!!


I have been in the petcare industry for over 20 years. I have managed a pet shop for years and have worked for a large petchain for years. I know their policie's if you have a problem. I have to say there isn't too much I haven't come across. I have kept fresh, salt, brackish tank's forever...

Beside's my experience I also have a background in chemistry and biology.

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