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  1. Default Do these cichlids go together?


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    I saw a tank that had these all in together, and wasn't sure they were "typically" compatible.

    2- Labidochromis sp. Hongi
    2- pseudotropheus flavus
    6- demasoni
    3- kingsizei
    6- yellow labs
    3- melanchromis auratus
    3- aulononcara fire fish
    6-melanchromis estherae

    The only reason I ask....is because I like several of these and if they ARE compatible....I may do the same. Thanks so much~

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    The only fish I've enough experience to with to comment on is the aulonocara...they really shouldn't be in there, when the fish start to breed, there are going to be territorial disputes (unless the tank was REALLY big) that will likely end in deaths.

    You might want to consider an all male Peacock tank...as they come in all sorts of colours, you could have a really colourful display, of fish all the same species, so you would have only the usual level of aggression there.
    Note - I found the OB peacock a bit more aggressive than the average, so you'll want to keep an eye on them if you get any. They are stunning fish tho, my OB was the nicest fish in the tank, tho eventually I had to rehome him as he was really bullying the others.

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    Not a super expert on african cichlids, but anything with the genus name melanochromis makes me wary, as I know that they can be some of the most agressive Africans and by extension, aquarium fish.

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    Peacocks can generally be mixed with a few milder species of mbuna like Labidochromis or even maingano, but the auratus and demasoni are waaay too hyperactive. Not sure about the estherae, flaus, or kingsizei, never kept any of those, but most mbuna are simply too active for peacocks to compete with, at the least they'll be stressed.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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    You guys are AWESOME! Thank you for the info!!! I did wonder how this tank had soooo many different species and it sounds like they most likely would have problems! The tank didn't look over 75gals to me. Peacocks....hmmmmm... I actually never thought of keeping these! I think I shall look into that!! =) Can I do an all MALE tank with these??? Thanks everyone!!! =)

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    you surely can do an all male peacock tank, the only problem is that juveniles are impossible to sex so you have to buy a lot of fish and rehome the females as you find them.

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    Thank you.

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    Have a martini on me fellow western marylander - jbeining75 thank you so much my puffer and i are very happy - Angila Heres one! :D - Wild Turkey nice plecos - KingFisher For all your advice  thanks - Celtic Fins 
    for your kind comments. - Celtic Fins Merry Christmas - Northernguy Awesome help with my loaches - R2 Ranch Seasons Greetings. Have a great Christmas - Celtic Fins Wishing You A Happy New Year!!! - Jill 
    Happy New year - Celtic Fins May the Anti troll force be with you. - Celtic Fins 2001 posts! - Northernguy For your helpful fry advice - Cliff Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol - Northernguy 
    Merry Christmas!!!!  :) - Ellen4God 

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    You want at least a 75 gallon tank for peacocks, bigger is better. There are a few species that will work in a smaller tank, but not in an all-male display setup. Actually, I've seen male peacocks showing colors from a little over 1", though most don't show that small.

    ^^^^Please click the eggs/dragons, thanks.

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    If I may - I would suggest going through KG tropicals who really is a great breeder/distributor and is almost 100% on picking out his males he will send you, even at 2in. He always send the biggest of the size group in the clutch and they are always top quality.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
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