Thread: Quick question
12-15-2007, 01:08 PM #21
There are all sorts of peacocks, so color options is not an issue. It depends on how long they will be in the 29 as to how many you can start in there.
12-15-2007, 07:31 PM #22
I was planning on getting them as young as I can so they would be small.
12-16-2007, 10:13 PM #23
One more question, can peacocks be kept with firemouths or severums. From my understanding severums and firemouths can be kept in the same tank?
I really want fish with a lot of personality. The ones that come to the glass when you come into the room and don't hide a lot.
12-16-2007, 10:46 PM #24
My peacocks crowd the front of the tank when I approach it.
No, you can't mix peacocks and any cichlids that are not from the rift lakes.
12-17-2007, 06:00 AM #25
Well what are rift lake cichlids? What types?
12-17-2007, 07:44 AM #26Originally Posted by zackish
They are cichlids that developed in the hard and alkaline waters of the three lakes the cichlids in the hobby come from. They are located in the Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa. They are Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi. There are several other lakes in the valley, but to my knowledge, only those three are represented in the hobby. The lakes are also among the deepest in the world.
There are hundreds of species of cichlids in those lakes, from tiny shell dwellers to three-foot long preditors. Depends on the tank size on what you can keep.
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01-14-2008, 01:32 AM #27Member CoryCat
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29 is pretty much too small for malawis.
Noting some advice given above, do not put demasoni in there. even though they are the smallest mbuna, they need to be kept in a ration of 1 or 2 males to 10 or 12 females, unlike other pseudotropheus species, which can be kept at 1 male to 3 or 4 females. doing this with demasoni even in a big tank will leave you ultimately with 1 male demasoni.
its a little cramped for peacocks too in my opinion. female peacocks are very drab and unattractive, but male peacocks in that size tank will a) outgrow it and b) shred each other. and it isnt' big enough for say 1 male and 3 or 4 females, which in any event would leave you with 1 colourful fish and the rest just plain ugly.
01-14-2008, 02:12 PM #28
I have not found that to be true. I had demasoni in my last mbuna setup and have a couple in my current setup. I never had any problems with them. They were ones that were falling behind, not dominating. Every fish is different, but I have not found that trend to be that true.
01-14-2008, 05:39 PM #29
I'm not an expert by a long shot. Never even had any Demasoni but from what I've read about them, I think alot of it has to do with what size they are when you get them (young being best) and it's better to add them last.Dixie
55g. mainly malawi mbuna