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blake
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Joined: 13 Dec 2003
Location: lyman lake State Park, Arizona, USA

PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)20:17    Post subject: My 55 gallon African plan Reply with quote

I have had a change of interest

I have a 55 gallon and have it stacked with rocks
1: qeustion will this be too much fish for this tank
2: if I bout them all at the same time would it be better
3: will these work

2 red zebras
2 snow white zebras
2 electric yellows
2 colbat blues
I believe these fish will get along together with eachother
iwas also wonder about peacocks
could I include 2 peacocks I have heard that they are pretty agressive and are better in a species tank
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blake
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PostPosted: 2005.04.25(Mon)20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to instead of electric yellows I would have two Arautus
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Syno
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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)13:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Blake.

Your first tank selection with the Yellow Labs sounds okay. Avoid Auratus at all costs, they are extremely aggressive (especially males), and can take over the entire tank. I raised juveniles of this species and they are aggressive from an early age. Adult Auratus are capable of killing fish which are bigger than them. After getting some advice from people on Cichlid Forum, I recently got some mbunas for my 57 gallon tank, and they are doing okay with some OB peacocks, but I wouldn't be sure about chancing 'true' aulonocara peacocks with mbunas. OB Peacocks are hybrids of OB Mbunas and Aulonocara, so they are slightly more aggressive than normal peacocks. I have found that they mix in well with my mbunas. If you had a 70 gallon tank, you may have been able to have Aulonocara Jacobfreibergi, this is the most aggressive of the true Aulonocaras, and from what I've heard they can be kept with mbuna.

I would check out www.cichlidforum.com, and also www.cichlidrecipe.com, to get some more info.

I'm sure you'll enjoy keeping Malawi Cichlids. Very Happy
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brianD
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)16:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

avoid putting the peacocks with your mbunas, I had a red zebra abuse a usisya that was twice its size
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@-McP
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)19:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/haps_vs_mbuna.php

good article on malawi cichlids to read Smile
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dr_fosg8
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, I would advise agianst only having 2 of the same species of mbuna. Most of them are harem breeders. If you end up with a male and single female, the female will most likely be harassed to death. And if you end up with 2 males....same scenario, one dies.
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blake
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PostPosted: 2005.04.26(Tue)20:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK well some one on the cichlid forum said that the zebras would beat the electric yellow labs up and that the aruatus would work better not sure hmm


2 red zebras
2 snow white zebras
2 electric yellows
2 colbat blues
I think I will stick with this and some sort of pleco like a bristlnose
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