Thread: Jewel Questions
03-30-2013, 01:54 PM #1
I went to Petsmart and they were helping me choose my Africans beause I normally have Central American Cichlids. I chose 5 Mbuna 2 Red Zebras, A Yellow Lab, An Acei, and an Afra. I wanted a Jewel because one was absolutely beautiful he said it would be better to come back later after the other fish set up their areas in the tank and then I would be ok to let 1 or 2 Jewels in. I said fine waited a few weeks and went back and grabbed up a Male and Female Jewel. The Male is smaller but I wasnt worried about that at all. Anyways I already had a Blood Parrot and he told me it would be fine. Now I have 2 Red Zebras 2 Jewels and the Blood Parrot. 3 fish were eaten by the Female Jewel. My questions are will the Jewels kill the Red Zebras?? I know they arent messing with the Blood Parrot because he is a litttle bigger than them but the Red Zebras are around the same size as the Jewels, should I get 3 more Red Zebras and let them have their own little pack or remove the both of them and just have the Jewels and Blood Parrot. They are all in a 55 Gal.
03-30-2013, 04:20 PM #2
Yep, the jewells are a terror.. Normally you put them in a species only tank. Also, I am worried that your zebras are misstocked. If they are both male you will have conspecific aggression down the road and if you have only 1 female you have potential abuse from the male who will gladly pester her to mate.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's
03-30-2013, 06:48 PM #3