View Full Version : My africans!!

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...


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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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