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Postby jgrillout » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:24 pm

I have some haps and want to add some others to get red & green coloration. I discovered these 3. Are these compatable? How good of a fit are they for the fish listed in my signature? I appreciste any comments,warnings etc.
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap



1 male Lemon Jake
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Re: compatable?

Postby DJRansome » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:25 pm

What three?
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: compatable?

Postby jgrillout » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:31 pm

DJRansome wrote:What three?


oops, sorry


"Ruby Green cichlid" African Cichlid Victorian
P. Nyererei(Juma Island Red), Red Fin, Victorian, African Cichlid
Zebra obliquidens
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap



1 male Lemon Jake
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Re: compatable?

Postby DJRansome » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:26 pm

I would say yes to the oblique, but only a smudge of red on a dominant male. No to nyererei, they are very aggressive. When I had them with all male they were very pale. When I had them with mbuna they were almost black. In a species tank with their own females they were brilliant.

The Ruby green is 50/50. Some report them as aggressive, some report them as timid. I had them in a species tank with females and they never colored as well as I expected.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: compatable?

Postby jgrillout » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:01 am

thanks DJ as always you are very helpful and quick to respond.
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap



1 male Lemon Jake
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Re: compatable?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:12 am

I did find the oblique to intimidate my more timid males (like the sapphire) in the all male tank and had to remove him. He is great in the mixed gender 72" tank however.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: compatable?

Postby jgrillout » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:36 am

What's your opinion of a male red empress?
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap



1 male Lemon Jake
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Re: compatable?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:15 pm

I prefer the borleyi and consider them look alikes so I don't keep them together. The females are also interesting with the dark gray body and red fins.

Most of the fish in your tank and the ones you are considering including the borleyi and empress need a 72" tank.

I do think the other fish you have already could be expected to intimidate your sapphire.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: compatable?

Postby jgrillout » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:44 pm

I just noticed my signature is missing a venustus I have. At first the it chased the star. Then the star was chasing the venustus. Now they ignore each other.
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap



1 male Lemon Jake
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Re: compatable?

Postby jgrillout » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:55 pm

DJRansome wrote:I prefer the borleyi and consider them look alikes so I don't keep them together. The females are also interesting with the dark gray body and red fins.

Most of the fish in your tank and the ones you are considering including the borleyi and empress need a 72" tank.

I do think the other fish you have already could be expected to intimidate your sapphire.



Your opinion of Species 35 Male Tomato Victorian Haplochromide?
75 gallon freshwater
male Star Sapphire hap
male electric blue hap
female red empress hap
male red empress hap
male blue dolphin hap
male venustus
male livingston hap



1 male Lemon Jake
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Re: compatable?

Postby DJRansome » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:53 pm

No experience with that Victorian. The Victorians I have had did not color well without their females.
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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