View Full Version : "Hyper Dominance"

mpimbwe pete
04-13-2009, 05:16 AM
i have a 6x2x2' tank,with plenty of cover and rocks etc .
a mixed community of haps and smaller mbuna but they are all terrorised by a beautiful male hap- Kadanga sp :11: .He is so gorgeous but spends his life displaying and pushing around EVERY other fish.
There are lots of hiding places and most of the others species are smaller than him.

04-13-2009, 05:18 AM
lol, sorry, but is there a question?

mpimbwe pete
04-13-2009, 05:25 AM
what can I do to "chill the tank out" -other than removing the offender

04-13-2009, 11:14 AM
Simultaneously add three breeding age females of the same species.

If the females are already in the tank, then please provide a list of every fish in the tank (species, quantity, gender).

I'm not a particular fan of hap/mbuna combination tanks, but if any of the mbuna's in there are metriaclima or melanochroms species, the males of those particular genera will be capable of turning the tables by the time they're fully matured.

04-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Is it a a C. borleyi (Kandango)? If so I agree with Kaybee. I had a young female (about 4") in with one other 4" hap (giraffe)and some young small mbuna. I temporarily added an adult red zebra and an adult cobalt to the tank. The borleyi seemed to be the tank boss even over the red zebra until one day out of the blue I found it dead.