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Would these work together?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:20 pm

Hey thanks for looking. I have a fully cycled 55g and was wondering if these would work. Shooting for a 1m/4f ratio.
Otopharynx Lithobates (zimbawe rock)
Iodotropheus Sprengerae (Rusty)
Paralabidochromis Sp. Rock Kribensis Mwanza Gulf (Chessboard Kribensis)
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Re: Would these work together?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Tue May 15, 2012 3:20 am

Anybody there? Anybody have any input?
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Re: Would these work together?

Postby DJRansome » Tue May 15, 2012 7:01 am

I have seen posts that provide reasons why the kribs and Malawi are not ideal together, but I can't recall the reasons. Maybe someone will chime in.
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Re: Would these work together?

Postby lilcountrygal » Tue May 15, 2012 12:25 pm

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From what I"ve read, Kribs like sofer water and plants, the exact opposite of mbuna. The mbuna are much more aggresive and will likely torment the kribs. I wouldnt mix them, for no other reason than the kribs will be completely unhappy in that environment.
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Re: Would these work together?

Postby Fogelhund » Tue May 15, 2012 12:36 pm

These are NOT kribensis as in Pelvicachromis. They are a Lake Victorian Haplochromis, There is no issues with the water parameters in mixing these fish.

There is a good possibility that the OP's mix will work out just fine, but then with individual fish personalities, you can never guarantee anything.
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Re: Would these work together?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:01 pm

Thanks for the responses
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Re: Would these work together?

Postby Wspchef2001 » Tue May 15, 2012 1:08 pm

I to have read not to mix Kribs but as stated these are from Lake Victoria and wanted to get some opinions.
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