reply to post by lonegurkha
Just wanted to give you and update and a big thanks for your advice "THANKS"
Well the tank has been up and running since the last time I posted and everthing is working out great.
Last month I moved and the tank had to be transported 15 miles, which I was so not looking forward to because the tank just had become established.
Anyway I got 8 five gallon buckets and saved that water for the trip and left just enough water in the tank to keep the gravel wet.
Waited a week and tested the water and it came out perfect
Now the stock I added after that
5 electric yellows 3-4"
1 jewel 1-2" (there has always been the 5" jewel in the tank) so 2 jewels now
2 Acei's 1"
2 Ob peacocks 2"
2 frontosa's first one 1" second one 5"
All are doing good now for about 3 weeks
The two Acei cichlids have some tail damage from being picked on and one of the Ob peacocks has some tail and upper fin damage.
Now the Ob peacock with the damage was being aggressive so I think he was being "checked" by the large jewel who is dom in the tank.
one of the two Acei's had ick which I treated with meds and got rid of it.( read raising the temp works also)
After that I noticed both had some tail damage, but those two fish are very small but still go near the large jewel and his area A LOT , still do. So
I just don't know if they are dumb or just crazy.
That's it. Thanks for your help and advice in my quest on my African tank.
O and the tank has lots of plants ( working on growing live from bulbs )
and plenty of hiding places and cover.
edit on 29-12-2012 by Sippy Cup because: add some info