Does the size of the tank matter?

Yes, the bigger the better. The minimum recommended tank for Mbuna is 48" long (4 foot) by either 15, 18 or 24 inches high and or wide. This family do a lot of chasing about and some Mbuna genus can grow to 6 inches in length, not to mention that you do overcrowd Mbuna as a general rule.

If you plan on keeping the open swimming Haplochromis family then you should really be looking at a minimum tank size of 72" (6 foot). Another fact to bare in mind is that the smaller the tank the more frequent you need to do your water changes.

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