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TowBoater
02-20-2008, 12:21 AM
I know I know, I ain't suppost to mix. I have mostly Mbuna with like 2 tanganikan but they are getting along fine now, here are a few pictures and I forgot to upload some of them, I also have yellow labs and red zebras...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/tessamax/DSCF0775.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/tessamax/DSCF0761.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/tessamax/DSCF0760.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/tessamax/DSCF0756.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/tessamax/DSCF0752.jpg

OscarFan
02-20-2008, 12:22 AM
Looks like the sddictions setting in again. sweet tank and fish.

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 12:24 AM
Looks like the sddictions setting in again. sweet tank and fish.

Yea I am really getting into it again but I am doing it by going by what I think, not what the book says. I am being a rebel and experiment.

Fishguy2727
02-20-2008, 12:25 AM
Do you know you are not supposed to mix?

I didn't see any Tanganyikans, just mbunas and peacocks (both Malawians).

Have you read my articles on both in my blog?

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 12:26 AM
Them yellow with black stripes are Tanganikan right? I am seeing how they are going to do. I have always seen them mixed although people says it's not best.

fishfanatic33
02-20-2008, 12:29 AM
Where is your mom? I'm going to talk to her about her rebel son..........

sailor
02-20-2008, 12:30 AM
Those yellow with the black stripes are a Melanochromis auratus from malawi and they can be nasty.
Your tank looks great

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 12:31 AM
Sweet!! I have all Mbunas!! SWEET!!!!!

todaie12
02-20-2008, 12:33 AM
kuli Loach, I hope you don't mind my asking, but what kind of rocks are in your tank. I also have mbuna. I just love their colors.

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 12:34 AM
Thats black lavarock.

Fishguy2727
02-20-2008, 12:46 AM
Not all mbunas since you have peacocks too. But you do have all Malawians. They are not recommended since they are so aggressive. Mine is still minding his own business pretty well.

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 12:49 AM
I thought Mbunas were malawian. Peacocks are Malawian I know.

todaie12
02-20-2008, 12:49 AM
It looks like just what I'm looking for. Thanks

Fishguy2727
02-20-2008, 12:56 AM
You have all Malawians but you do not have all mbunas. Mbunas are one group from Lake Malawi. Peacocks are another group.

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 01:02 AM
Ah ok I get it. Seeing as they are all Malawian though I should be fine so I am not going to worry.

Fishguy2727
02-20-2008, 01:07 AM
I would not recommend mixing mbunas with anything because of how aggressive they are. They can be too stressful for peacocks so keep an eye on them. Check out my articles on them in my blog.

TowBoater
02-20-2008, 02:13 AM
They get aggressive I will change it. They live together in the wild and I provided plenty of hiding places.

Fishguy2727
02-20-2008, 03:13 AM
That is covered in my articles. They actually do not interact. The mbunas are in the uppermost parts of the lake. The peacocks are from deep down where the rocks hit the sandy bottom. The light is lower (hence the enlarged eyes). They interact mainly with other peacocks, not with the mbunas or the open water piscivores.

RainMan
02-20-2008, 03:40 AM
LOL... It's a cool tank... not conventional like you said. Lava rocks are usually not the best thing to use. They are really rough on fish. But, I've used them in my tank before too. I have to agree with fishguy2727... But, you might get lucky and they might get along. I've seen stranger things. Those Auratus will put that theory to the test.

Again... great looking setup. Good luck with everything.... keep us posted. Fish keeping is a constant learning experience.

Dixie
02-29-2008, 06:00 PM
Great looking tank! Like they said, just keep an eye on them... like I'm doing lol and hope something bad doesn't happen real quick.

angelcakes
02-29-2008, 06:01 PM
nice pics and the white one is soooooooooo cute!thumbs2: