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sandy
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Username: kayharley

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:55 am:       

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?
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cindy
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Username: cindy

Post Number: 9371
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:06 am:       

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.

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dan
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Username: dan

Post Number: 6608
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 01:11 pm:       

neither Monodactylus argenteus nor Scatophagus are African nor are they cichlids. they are however, brackish water fish and not suitable companions for East African cichlids.

been in business for 35 years and knows her stuff hmmmm .. i'm thinking she didn't pick up much in the way of knowledge in that amount of time.
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Michael Bryant
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Username: michaelb

Post Number: 2128
Registered: 07-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 12:38 am:       

well...she certainly knows how to sell fish!!
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