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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Raimisx9 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:51 am

And actully Neon Sopt and Cynotilapia are a lot diffrent, at least from that person I'm buyng it. Neon spot doesn't have blue barring, it's almost all black with just a few blue spots on the top while Cynotilapia is very light blue with black stripes and yellow top fin :)
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Kevin in Ky » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:31 am

I'm not familiar with the name Neon Spot,..what are those exactly? I don't worry about Acei for some reason..and don't really consider them to look like any other Mbuna..almost like a Mini-Hap. Mine has never shown any aggression towards any other fish..and he's big enough that no one messes with him either.
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Raimisx9 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:40 am

It's Pseudotropheus Neon Spot. Google it, it's a really nice fish :) And what are the fish in the picture you Kevin attached? It's such a woderfull fishy! :)
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Fogelhund » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:55 am

The fish in Kevin's avatar is a Cynotilapia sp. "Hara"

This is the Pseudotropheus sp. "Elongatus Ruarwe" aka "Jewel" aka "Neon Spot" http://www.cichlid-forum.com/profiles/s ... hp?id=2287

https://www.google.ca/search?q=pseudotr ... 20&bih=974
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Raimisx9 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:05 am

Yeaaaa! It's such a beutifull fish! Almost black is really interesting! :)
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Kevin in Ky » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:17 am

Okay got it,..Jewel is the name I know it as. The fish in my 'Avatar' is a Cyno. Zebroides sp 'Hara' male
125g Met Msobo - White Labs - Acei (White Tail) - Troph Elong Boadzulu - Cyno Jalo Reef -Petricola Catfish
55g Demasoni - Yellow Labs - Acei
55g Cyno Hara - Met Estherae - Rusty
29g Ps Saulosi - Rusty
20g 'Lamprologus' ocellatus ''Gold''
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Raimisx9 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:31 am

Oh, thanks and it's very beutifull fish anyway! I think I will add it to my list! :) So now I have like 10 or 11 diffrent sepcies to try and if somethink will start to go wrong or one fish will be incredably aggressive I will just sell it to try to reach and keep the perfect balance. :)
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Kevin in Ky » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:35 am

The Hara might not do so well, as they can be fairly timid compared to the rest of your list..and probably shouldn't be kept with the Jalo Reef Male (both cynos and barred), so I'd go with the Jalo. The Hara would likely never color up well.
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55g Demasoni - Yellow Labs - Acei
55g Cyno Hara - Met Estherae - Rusty
29g Ps Saulosi - Rusty
20g 'Lamprologus' ocellatus ''Gold''
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Raimisx9 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:46 am

Ohhh, sounds okey, I overlooked Jalo and I have to agree, Hara wouldn't show it's fully colour pattern. Talking about colours, maybe it's question more for all-male tank owners: will fishes show their full colour beeing without females? :)
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby DJRansome » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:52 pm

You are trying to evaluate the look-alike level from the point of view of the fish. Hara and demasoni are also very different...one mostly black and the other mostly white. But the fish see both blue bars, and the hara did not color up well.

Haps and peacocks color up well without females. It is hit or miss in an all-male tank...the dominant fish is likely to color up best and the low man on the totem pole may not color at all.
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Re: All male Malawi tank

Postby Raimisx9 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:27 am

Okey. I got it. Well, I think I will try it and just see what happens. Thank You for all the abbice guys! If someone who has all-male mbuna tank will have more to add, feel free, I'm always open for advices :)
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