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    Default Looking for some advise

    Well i have a 90g and i have many fish in it now... 3 oscars ,2picktus cats, 1 large Ishark, 7 parrots and just added some african cichlids , now i was told not to mix them at all but i want something new and more colorful and not willing to start salt water.. Now i would like some advise about types of cichlids.. I am looking for very colorful ones and also ones that can get along. I am pretty sure i will be putting most of my other fish into my 55 so they dont start getting beat up from the cichlids i have already. Im not really sure what kinds i have now but i will post pics.



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    Also i was told it is a good idea to add some salt to the tank, is this true and if so what are the benifits of it and how much ?
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    Those three oscars are already too much for that 90g. Once they grow up, you will be way overstocked.
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    the oscars will be leaving soon, looking to go more towards the african's, my buddy will be taking them who has a 150.
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    7 parrots will be too much for the 55g.

    As far as Africans, stick with mbuna and get maybe 4 to 5 different species of maybe 5-6 individuals each. Try to make sure you only have one male of each species with the rest being female. You will want lots of rocks for hiding spaces. I'm not sure what exactly you have already looks like some Red Zebras and maybe Albina Socolofi.
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    Skip the salt unless you fish are showing signs of illness.
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    Thanks for the replys! Went to the local shop to see what selections i would have, and asked them how to tell the differece between male and female. Needless to say they do not know so whats the difference ?

    Also in the tanks they have its just known as african cichlids, not differnt types but there are different kinds for sure..
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    Depends largely on the fish, many of which are near impossible until they have eggs in their mouth.
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