Hi everyone I was hoping I could some advice on setting up a new tank, I have kept tropical fish many years ago but am just getting back into the hobby, I have fluval roma 200 Length 100cm x Depth 40cm x Height 55cm and was looking into setting up the tank to keep dwarf mbuna cichlids, I am aware that I need to cycle the tank before I think about fish but I want to make sure I have the right setup for the fish before I move ahead.
Will this tank size be ok? Which fish would you suggest for a newbie and how many? I have no interest in breeding.
For an Mbuna set up you'll need plenty of rocks arranged in a pile to form caves and crevices. For your size of tank I'd go with the less aggressive species of Mbuna and a mix of 12 fish. These species would suit - pick up to three species but only 1 Labidochromis species among them: