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    peacocks are great for color finders i am quite shore you know how to take care of them but i have a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reptileguy2727
    Exactly which species of electric blue are we talking about here? (for both people with them)
    I was talking about this:
    The Electric Blue is native only to Lake Malawi in Africa. Historically, this fish was classified in the genus "Haplochromis" and the species "ahli". ...
    If you are not wanting to try cross-breeding, then I wouldn't put these in with Yellow Labs. Just because mine have been getting along, doesn't hold true for all.
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    They may get along for now, but once they get bigger and more mature, the others will probably be on the losing end. I got one thinking it was a peacock until he was in the tank and saw how different his body was. He quickly became too aggressive and had to come out. I took him to my work and he sold by the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cichlid_Man
    I was talking about this:
    The Electric Blue is native only to Lake Malawi in Africa. Historically, this fish was classified in the genus "Haplochromis" and the species "ahli". ...
    If you are not wanting to try cross-breeding, then I wouldn't put these in with Yellow Labs. Just because mine have been getting along, doesn't hold true for all.
    the point i was trying to make as well. cichlids are very unpredictable

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    Even angelfish. That cichlid thing does come out. Several may be fine but there's always that "boss" that doesn't seem to like anything around him at all.

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    If you want blue and yellow and orange get...
    P. Kennyi (females are pretty blue)
    Yellow Labs
    Red Zebras

    All are mbunas, all will grow to about the same size and all are often housed in same aquarium. Haps and mbunas seems like a bad idea.
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    I had housed Sciaenochromis Freyeri (Electric Blues) and Yellow Labs together in a 55 gallon for a couple of years with no problems. The Male Blue ruled the tank, but no damaging agression. The Yellows and Blue mated several times and what a treasure to watch and monitor these behaviors. There were never any "crossbreedings" These two breeds look beautiful together in a large enough aquarium. Visitors could not believe these were not saltwater fish.

    Go for it if these are the variations that are being considered!

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    I have electric blues and yellows, I also have P Kennyi, Scolofi and Auratus.
    According to what you read, my fish should be dead, but they actually are getting along just fine.
    I switch my rocks around each month or so and nobody gets too territorial.
    Also, as I have posted before, my feeding schedule is set up so they eat four times a day, 30 seconds at a time. It still equals the same 2 minutes that is suggested.
    It gives them something to do besides fighting.
    I actually also threw in some sharks for the Cichlids to chase around and they are fine and have adapted well to the water chemistry.
    Nobody is getting hurt.
    Hiding places, changing decor around, feeding small portions 4 times a day and you can put what you want in there.
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    Excellent points Cichlid Man. If there is enough room and enough hiding places/territories there should be no problems. I hadn't thought about the feeding strategies, but sounds like an excellent idea.

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