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Placidochromis Electra "Makonde" Yellow-Black Fin

Postby brickparts » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:45 am

Anyone know anything about this fish:

Placidochromis Electra "Makonde" Makonde Yellow-Black Fin

I can't find out much about it.
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Postby ravencrow » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:46 am

i have one in my all male 125... really neat fish especially since he was one of the first introduced to the tank... because of this he is a bit aggressive but i could see him in a much more dimissive role in other tanks... i would love to have a breeding group of this fish mostly to see the males true colors... they are fast and love to move throughout the whole tank rarely hovering... thus they need room to swim.. mine is about 5". i wouldn't want to keep a full grown makonde in a 4ft tank! Good luck
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Postby DanniGirl » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:51 am

They're a great fish. They can hold their own with some more aggressive species (Red Empress) and they always show color. :thumb:
You could keep him in a 48" tank until he matures.
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Re: Placidochromis Electra "Makonde" Yellow-Black Fin

Postby brickparts » Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:17 pm

Well, my male and one of the two females had 30 + babies and the babies are all doing great. The mother's were harassed by the male and died. :( so the male is now it the community cichlid tank.
Lots of tanks with lots of cichlids :-)
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