Do shellies, shelldwellers.com
Those are too big. I tried having four mbuna cichlids in a 12 gallon including the yellow lab. It worked for a while, but as they grew up they got really messy and aggressive. The yellow lab would always get beat up.Labidochromis yellow, jewel, peacock
None of those fish listed would be good for a 35g IMO. They either get too large or are too aggressive (or both). For most Mbuna, a 75g tank is going to be the best minimum (although 55g will work for some).I just checked out youtube and saw a video of the little krib babies. it was so nice. maybe i will stick with one species, it would be great to see that in my tank. my snails in my other tank just had babies and that was pretty cool.
actually the rocks this time did not raise the PH, i am at 7 and it has been a month. i think there was another problem with the tank before.
there are now a bunch more fish i can choose from. i found another LFS that had a lot.
ice blue zebra
i just dont know. this tank is taking forever to set up
If you read the whole way through this thread, you'll note that he has to re-plant what gets pulled up DAILY. He says he's grown used to it but his fish dig and dig and dig. Unless this is something you're willing to do (please don't be misled thinking that this won't happen to you or it won't be that bad, he just exaggerated) then I would stay away from any species of Cichlids with a planted tank. Some to a lesser degree then others, but the ALL dig and pull up plants. Perhaps the only exception that I've read about are Rams, but I've never considered them to be a "real" Cichlids, although I realize the are.dave i just got completely lost in the link, that tank is awesome. i had a feeling that plants would be just fine but i did read on that thread they they ate the valls which i was going to get.
the fish you mentioned are not on my list of options at my LFS unless that is the longer name.