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This topic contains 32 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  coelacanth 4 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #299436

    Sofia
    Member

    Hi there,

    i have 4 of the following fish, but couldn’t find them in the knowledge base.

    They were advertised as minnows I think. Can somebody tell me the exact name?
    Thanks

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    #305009

    keith565
    Participant

    can we have a few more pics, but i think they are melanochromis auratus. a lake Malawi cichlid. quite a pugnacious fish if i remember rightly.
    http://www.malawicichlidhomepage.com/aquar…na_auratus.html

    #305013

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Looks like M. auratus to me as well. These will like your hard water but are definitely not a community fish in the general sense. Profile here. I’d take these back to the shop and swap them for something more suitable for your tank.

    #305019

    Sofia
    Member

    I looked at the pictures and that’s them. I wonder why he sold them to me in the first place?
    He knew what was in my tank, as he had told me not to go for any barbs, due to my guppies

    #305020

    keith565
    Participant

    take them back, just put them in a bag and tell them they should not have sold them to you as they knew it was for a community tank. unless they actually thought they were a minnow, in which case they need to read up on the fish they sell.

    #305027

    Matt
    Keymaster

    What Keith said

    #305031

    Sofia
    Member

    Ok, I am trying to contact them first, because I am currently not in the best of health.

    They have already started picking at each other and make the whole tank aggressive /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />
    I’ll let you all know what happens about the Malawi

    #305032

    Sofia
    Member

    hi there
    i really have no idea why someone would suggest these would be ok as are normally aggressive so can only apologise and ask you return them when is suitable for you

    regards

    That’s the response I got from Aquacadabra, so I will take themn back either this evening, or tomorrow before lectures. Thanks all of you

    #305033

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Good news Sofia

    #305034

    Sofia
    Member

    Does somebody have an idea how i could catch them? They are impossible to catch! Been trying for hours now

    #305035

    Matt
    Keymaster

    This may seem obvious, but do you have a net dear?

    #305036

    Sofia
    Member

    I only have one net

    #305038

    keith565
    Participant

    lol, sorry hun, just have to keep trying.

    #305040

    Sofia
    Member

    After a joint effort of several minutes and stripping the tank to its bare gravel

    #305041

    keith565
    Participant

    shame you had to strip the tank.
    you could get other tetras or danios. more platies or guppies. there is so much. how about a few corys to add to the collection? a bristlenose plec would be a good addition to keep the algae down. the world is your oyster for choice.

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