View Full Version : sajica and mbuna??

01-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Would anyone dare putting a pair of sajica in a tank with some of the more peaceful mbunas like the electric yellows?

I have a 55 gal and looking at stocking options.

01-25-2008, 04:59 PM
Not acceptable. Central/North American Cichlids require a low pH, while most African need a high pH.

01-25-2008, 09:18 PM
you should never mix biotopes

01-26-2008, 08:48 AM
Not only the PH is different, also the needs of the fish. Mbunas need an environment consisting of rock formations and sand, plants are not necessary. Sajicas need also sand, but they have roots and wood and plants in their waters.In Mbuna tanks, if the tank is not big enough, only one strong male will rule the whole place and the others will hide. Sajicas are fish which live like: Live and let live, but dont come too close to my territory. So the bullying Mbuna male and the Sajica male will fight constantly.

01-26-2008, 05:30 PM
ok thanks guys, looks like my desire to own sajicas will have to wait till I have another tank..

im going to give the malawi cichlids a blast,

the sajicas just look so cool, There is a young pair that are breeding at the LFS, I just dont have space for them in my current situation and plans

01-26-2008, 05:31 PM
you should never mix biotopes

why not?

Isn't a community tank a mix of biotypes?

wheres the difference?