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    Medium Sized Cichlids?

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    Ideally you keep fish together from a certain biotope. So if you get demasoni (a mbuna (boo-nuh)), you should stick with other mbunas.

    In a 65 you could have about a dozen mbunas. For a second filter I woudl suggest looking into a Fluval. Or at least consider the XP4, bigger is better, and they will love the flow.
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    That doesn't sound to bad....
    Now what if I wanted peakocks and Firemouths?
    And can I add them at different times or would you have to put all the fish you are going to have in at the same time?

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    If you do peacocks, just stick with peacocks. They will do much better by themselves. You can add them at different times, but it is better to get them all in at about the same time though, such as within a couple months.
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    Ya, I would be adding them within a few months of each other. Also, how many peackock could I do vs. mbunas?
    Are the firemouths something I should keep alone with their own species too?

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    With peacocks I would do a few less since you don't need the numbers to reduce aggression. Eight or so should do well in a 65.

    Firemouths can do well with many fish, just not with African rift lake cichlids.
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    Peacocks are bigger though right?
    Also, can I keep lake malawis with peacocks or no?

    I guess if you guys answer this question I will decide for myself. or give me some recomendations.
    Basically I like firemouths, peacocks, severums, and demasonis and auratus.
    From what I have gathered so far, none of them can go together?
    If not, then what other types of cichlids would go with firemouths or peacocks. Also, what ones are known to be the most active and have the best personality?
    One more question, what are demasonis and auratus's considered as far as type of cichlid?

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    Demasoni and auratus are both mbuna and could go togeter. Along with red zerba they would make a very good color combination.

    Firemouths cannot go with any rift lake cichlids.

    I think mbunas are too aggressive, it can end up causing problems before too long.

    I am not a big fan of severums or firemouths.

    I would definitely go with peacocks. They are active but not too agressive. They are colorful. They hit about 5-6", firemouths are also about 6".
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    What else could I keep with the peacocks or what variation of them?
    Also, how many of them in a 29 then moving to a 65?

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