New African Cichlid Tank Stocking

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New African Cichlid Tank Stocking

Post by Omanta » Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:37 am

Hi All -

My new 120 gallon (48.5 x 18.5 x 30.5) is currently cycling and I am going to stock it with African Cichlids. It’s running a Eheim 2262 canister filter and a trigger system sapphire 26 sump (sponges bio-balls, refugium). Pictures attached.

I have kept community tanks in the past and currently have a 45 gallon community tank. This will be my first time keeping Cichlids. I am thinking about keeping the following in the tank:

1) Aulonocara Baenshi Benga (4 makes and 4 females)
2) Copadichromis Azureus Mbenji (4 males and 4 females)
3) Protomelas Taeniolatus "Red Empress" Namalenje (4 males and 4 females)
4) Common Pleco (1)
5) Pictus Catfish (2)

I’d love your thoughts on stocking. I wanted to stay in the Peacock and Haps family.

Also, has anyone ordered from The Wonder of Cichlids online? I’ve heard good things about them, but curious if others have any experience!

Thanks for the help!

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