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56g tall African cichlid stocking suggestions
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.12.14(Tue)13:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know anyone who has used liveaquaria.com.

Try aquabid or ask a local store if they can get Metriaclima estherae.

Peacocks won't fit or mix with Mbuna.
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itgal
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PostPosted: 2010.12.14(Tue)13:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see. Thank you.

Actually, I was thinking that if I need to be concerned with aggression, I might have to buy from a LFS so I can possibly pick females. Not sure yet on what or how many, which is why I'm posting. I'm not buying fish right away; I'm still searching my options. Depending on how motivated I feel, it could be this weekend to a couple of months.

I would like to buy a 2nd canister filter and re-scape with rocks (Why are rocks so expensive!?!?) before I change residents.
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itgal
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PostPosted: 2010.12.14(Tue)13:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diademhill,

I do like mbunas, but I'm willing to consider any bright and colorful cichlids. Do the peacocks do well in groups? there are different color variations and I would be happy with this mix of colors.

Thanks!
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kaybee
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PostPosted: 2010.12.18(Sat)18:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

itgal wrote:
...If you don't mind, could you give me a list of the african species with sexual dimorphism to research?


Many mbuna and hap species are dimorphic.

All peacocks are (colorful males/bland females)


itgal wrote:
Are the different color of peacocks actually the same species?


There are many species peacocks. They all belong to the same genus, though.


itgal wrote:
Do the peacocks do well in groups? there are different color variations and I would be happy with this mix of colors.


Yes, peacocks do well in groups. Keep in mind that female peacocks aren't that colorful, but their presence in the tank will motivate the males to display their best colors (many female mbuna's, however, can be just as colorful as the males).
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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2010.12.19(Sun)3:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget peacocks in this tank - the footprint is too small.
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