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ASSORTED MALAWI (S)

£6.50£45.00

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Common & Latin Name: Malawi Cichlid

Purchase size: 3-4cm

Keeping assorted Malawi cichlids can be an exciting and vibrant addition to your aquarium. Malawi cichlids are known for their vibrant colours and active behaviour. Here are a few key points to consider when keeping assorted Malawi cichlids:

  1. Tank setup: Provide a spacious aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and rocky structures to mimic their natural habitat. Incorporate sand or fine gravel as the substrate to resemble their native lake environment.
  2. Water conditions: Maintain a temperature between 76-82°F (24-28°C) and a pH level of 7.5-8.5. Malawi cichlids prefer hard and alkaline water, so consider using crushed coral or limestone rocks to buffer the water parameters.
  3. Compatibility: Research and select compatible cichlid species to avoid aggression and territorial conflicts. Keep in mind the adult size and temperament of each species when choosing tank mates.
  4. Feeding: Offer a varied diet of high-quality cichlid-specific pellets, flakes, and frozen or live foods. Include vegetable matter to replicate their omnivorous diet, such as spirulina-based foods or blanched vegetables.
  5. Maintenance: Perform regular water changes to maintain water quality. Clean the substrate and remove any uneaten food or debris. Monitor the tank for any signs of aggression or stress among the cichlids.
  6. Observation and care: Monitor the behaviour and health of your cichlids regularly. Look out for signs of illness, abnormal behaviour, or aggression. Provide adequate hiding spots and separate any aggressive or injured fish if necessary.

Keeping assorted Malawi cichlids can be an enjoyable experience, but it's essential to research the specific requirements of the species you plan to keep and provide them with a suitable environment to thrive.

If you require any advice on keeping these fish, please contact us and speak to a member of the team.

IS IT OK TO BUY TROPICAL FISH ONLINE?

Answer: Yes, fish are absolutely fine to be shipped, fish stores have their fish shipped to them also so it doesn't make a difference whether buying online or at a store. Your fish will have been shipped at some point. We want our quality livestock to be delivered in the best condition. We use high-quality poly boxes and heat packs. We ensure the bags are filled with pure oxygen and double bagged. We also use a reliable 24-hour licensed courier.

WHAT ARE THE BEST TROPICAL FISH TO BUY FOR BEGINNERS?

Answer: The 20 Best tropical fish for beginners we recommend are: Guppies – Poecilia reticulata Neon Tetras – Paracheirodon innesi Platy – Xiphophorus maculatus Zebra Danio – Danio rerio Dwarf Gourami – Trichogaster lalius Betta – Betta Splendens Silver Dollar – Metynnis argenteus Peppered Corydoras Catfish – Corydoras paleatus Tiger Barb – Barbus tetrazona Swordtail – Xiphophorous helleri Cardinal Tetra – Paracheirodon axelrodi Firemouth Cichlid Dwarf Cichlid Plecostomus – Hypostomus plecostomus Killifish – Fundulus majalis Mollies – Poecilia sphenops Cherry barb – Puntius titteya Harlequin Rasbora – Trigonostigma heteromorpha Loaches – Cobitidae Angelfish – Pterophyllum scalare

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KEEPING TROPICAL FISH?

Answer: If you are thinking of keeping tropical fish, you need to know about the following main things: Size of your aquarium Firstly decide how much space you have for your new fish tank. Always go as big as you can fit, the bigger the better with fish keeping. Deciding what to fish to keep This will depend on the size of your aquarium. Research how big a fish is and will grow to. Small community to medium sized community set-ups are best to start with, unless you’re looking to create a biotope or species tank. Cycling your aquarium This is a very important part of keeping your cold water or tropical aquarium. Your filter is just a sponge and is no different than your washing-up sponge…until it’s “cycled” and loaded with beneficial bacteria. Maintaining your aquarium You should clean your tank on a weekly basis. A small 10-20% water change will help remove any build up of waste. Siphon your substrate and clean the glass, this will keep your tank nice and clean for your fish.

DO TROPICAL FISH NEED A HEATER?

Answer: Yes, tropical fish will require a heater. A heater ensures the temperature stays steady during the course of the day. Generally, 25°C is the optimum temperature to keep most tropical fish, this is similar to what they are used to in their natural habitat.

WHAT OTHER EQUIPMENT DO YOU ADVISE FOR KEEPING TROPICAL FISH?

Answer: The equipment you will need when it comes to caring for tropical fish include: A suitable fish tank Aquarium lighting Substrates and aquarium plants to help create a healthy ecosystem A filter system to keep your water clean and clear An aquarium heater A thermometer to keep to checks that the temperature is stable Aquarium test kits to check pH, ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels Cleaning tools

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FEED MY TROPICAL FISH?

Answer: In general, most tropical fish thrive on one or two feedings per day. You’ll need to adjust the quantity of food according to the size and quantity of fish in your tank. If your aquarium is new and you have just added your first fish, feed every other day and count the amount of food you are adding. A “pinch” is not accurate enough and may lead to overfeeding your fish.

What is Backorder?

Answer: Available on backorder means we do not have the item currently in stock but are able to order it in and get it out to you quickly.

What is your special local delivery

Answer: This is where we can deliver livestock to you ourselves to save it going to a courier. This means it will be handled with optimum care same day within the local area of our shop.

If you have any questions about this product please feel free to contact us and speak to a member of the team.

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If you live within a 10 mile radius of Birmingham University, and your order is £30 or over (not including postage), you qualify for the option to use our Delta Prime delivery service. This means delivery is at a discounted rate and is also hand delivered by ourselves. For livestock this means there’s no overnight shipping, and hand delivered with care by us. Once your order has been placed, we will contact you to arrange time for delivery. Depending on booking slots, orders placed before 12pm, can be delivered the same day or whenever suits you.

 

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