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PostAuthor: robbo84 » Sat Mar 08, 2014 15:57

Hi there, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm craig from Doncaster, Just getting into cichlids and am thinking about keeping Mbuna. I have been looking at the Roma 240 tank. Has anyone had experience with it? and do you guys think it will be big enough to keep Mbuna cichlids? If not, are there any cichlids I could keep? I'm looking for plenty of colour and activity in the tank. Any advice would be appreciated.

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PostAuthor: trumps » Sat Mar 08, 2014 22:53

Hi and :welcome: to the forum

240l is about the bare minimum for mbuna really, but you should be able to keep some of the dwarf mbuna variety in there fine :good:
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PostAuthor: bjcha » Sun Mar 09, 2014 09:59

I have the fluval Vicenza its 260lts .kept mbunas in there for 4 yrs now.double your filtration ,regular water changes
You should be fine ,20 to 25 fish mabe
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PostAuthor: robbo84 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:12

Thank you for the advice. Which dwarf species could I keep? and would i be able to keep more than one species together? or better off with a species tank? Sorry for all the questions I just want to give the fish the best possible home.

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PostAuthor: matt_harry_harrison » Sun Mar 09, 2014 17:34

Hi Robbo - you would be ok with some of the smaller afra types or Ps Saulosi, yellow Labs (but these can get to 6" given time) and Iodotropheus (the rusty).

Maybe 3 groups of 4......1m and 3f

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PostAuthor: robbo84 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 13:30

Thanks for the help :) think I'll look into those then

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PostAuthor: Rdwh » Tue Mar 11, 2014 15:13

Hi Craig and welcome to the forum. You might get away with yellow labs and callainos if you like that combination
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PostAuthor: Sweety » Thu Mar 20, 2014 18:57

Hi & :welcome: to the forum

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