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Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby RJR » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:27 pm

How can I add peacocks to an established Mbuna tank
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby 13razorbackfan » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:46 pm

What type of mbuna and what are the dimensions of the tank? What type of peacocks?
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:42 pm

Unless they are yellow labs, I wouldn't. :thumb:
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby brinkles » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:18 pm

RJR wrote:How can I add peacocks to an established Mbuna tank

Sturdy divider.
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby m1ke715m » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:58 pm

i added smaller mbuna in with bigger peacocks and the peacocks are fine in a friends tank.. who knows if it will work long term thou..
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby gmaschke » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:01 am

I've got peacocks with demasoni..... they never breed though. Too much activity, but the demasoni don't get too aggressive with the peacocks, only themselves.
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:48 am

brinkles wrote:Sturdy divider.
:lol:

I had a Cynotilapia sp. hara kill a Maleri...I don't combine them any more. If they are not breeding, there is a certain level of stress in the tank. Not to say that peacocks can't stress themselves for other reasons, but why add to it by combining them with mbuna?
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75G Calvus, Caudopunctatus, Cyp Kerenge, S Petricola
33G Neo omnicaeruleus; 33G Flameback Kisumu; 33G P nyererei Igombe; 33G Hap ruby green
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby Fogelhund » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:04 am

It really does depend on which mbuna you are keeping, and the dimensions of the tank. I've mixed them successfully a number of times.
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby brinkles » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:32 pm

Next major restock of my tank, I'd like to try some peacocks - which ones would be best for mixing with low aggression mbuna like labs and acei? I have red empress now, I've read not to mix protomelas with peacocks.
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby m1ke715m » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:06 am

I've got protomelas with peacocks in my male tank no problems..
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Re: Mbunas and Peacocks

Postby Michael_M » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:35 am

meaner, larger peaocks, lwanda, walteri, jacob variants
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