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Started a 55 gallon tank with African fish (here's where it gets complicated because I only know a couple slang names for my fish.) Our supplier has been in business for 35 years and knows her stuff so we just accepted her advice and started with 8 fish but only one of each kind. I know one is a Mono, yellow Labids, Aurora, silver scat ?? Am I making sense and am I in the right topic? Are these fish considered cichlids or just African? I'm new here so please don't scold, just help?
The mono and scat are not cichlids, and are brackish fish and belong in a brackish tank.
The yellow labs and auratus are mbuna from Lake Malawi, cichlids that can be kept together in hard, alkaline (fresh) water. "The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." --- Albert Schweitzer