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What kind of blueberry

Postby lilcountrygal » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:03 pm

I'm almost embarassed to ask this question :oops:

I got some of these guys tonight.... I ordered OB Blueberry Zebras, but they were in a tank full of Peacocks (it was a mixed tank). Are they an OB Zebras or Peacocks?

(sorry for the picture... every time I approach the tank, everyone goes nuts thinking its feeding time)

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55 G - AC110 and AquaTech 30/60 ~ 5 yellow Labs, 5 Callainos, 5 Callainos Blueberry, 5 Rusty
125 G - XP4 and AquaTop CF-500UV - 5 Pseudotropheus Williamsi North, 5 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni, 4 Lab. Hongi, 4 C. Moori, 1 Acei Ngara, Red Empress, Venustus
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Postby danielratti » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:47 pm

Peacocks for sure.
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Postby ILCichlid » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:49 pm

Yep, 100% OB Peacock. I have 2 myself that look lik ethat.
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Postby lilcountrygal » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:57 pm

Welp... had another thread about Peacocks with Mbuna in the Malawi section. Wasnt quite ready to start on peacocks now, but I guess trial by fire.

Thanks all.....
55 G - AC110 and AquaTech 30/60 ~ 5 yellow Labs, 5 Callainos, 5 Callainos Blueberry, 5 Rusty
125 G - XP4 and AquaTop CF-500UV - 5 Pseudotropheus Williamsi North, 5 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni, 4 Lab. Hongi, 4 C. Moori, 1 Acei Ngara, Red Empress, Venustus
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Postby danielratti » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:05 pm

I think peacocks are easy since there isnt as much aggression when you add haps into the mix you can run into problems but not too much to worry about. a little fighting here and there but other than that its pretty easy. I've learned just not to mix fish that look similar.
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Postby pikayooperdave » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:26 pm

I know some people frown on the practice, but I have never had an issue with mixing adult peacocks and "reasonable" mbuna. By reasonable mbuna, I pretty much mean NOT melanocromis and not kenyi. Some others like flavus, crabro might be borderline. Also the peacocks should not be smaller than most of the mbuna. When I have followed those two guidelines my peacock/mbuna mix tanks have worked out very well.

This is especially so with OB peacocks, which in my experience can be quite agressive and remember that OB peacocks are likely some cross between peacocks and mbuna anyway.
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Postby danielratti » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:42 pm

I've mixed acie and hongi together just fine. Labs work well too from what I've seen.
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Postby lilcountrygal » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:18 pm

The most aggressive I have in my tank now (and tank boss) is a Zebra(s). the rest are yellow labs and Rustys. I do have some c. moorii. The c. moorii (and these peacocks) are going in my 125 that I'm currently setting up. So far, no one is messing with the Peacocks. They are living relatively peacefully as everyone is fighting with everyone else and not giving them a second thought :D

I have no desire to keep Auratus/Kenyi/Demasoni, etc. Been there; done that. Wont do it again lol.

thanks for the advice everyone! I actually like the look of Peacocks and might try and pick up a couple more when the 125 is running.
55 G - AC110 and AquaTech 30/60 ~ 5 yellow Labs, 5 Callainos, 5 Callainos Blueberry, 5 Rusty
125 G - XP4 and AquaTop CF-500UV - 5 Pseudotropheus Williamsi North, 5 Labeotropheus Fuelleborni, 4 Lab. Hongi, 4 C. Moori, 1 Acei Ngara, Red Empress, Venustus
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