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Nyereria with Mbuna?

Postby mattawan_cichlid » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:52 am

How would these guys fit in a 75 gallon 4 ft tank with yellow labs acei and smaller species of afra cobue? How many should I aim for if I am able to get them compatible.
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Postby DJRansome » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:56 am

Cobue are among the more timid cynotilapia and Pundamilia can challenge even the most aggressive mbuna. I would expect everyone to survive, but the Cobue may have trouble coloring up.
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Postby mattawan_cichlid » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:18 am

Hm...okay how many do you have in your 75 gallon?
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Postby DJRansome » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:36 am

Mine work because they are mixed with aggressive mbuna like demasoni...not timid ones like Cobue. The mbuna were several years old and the Pundamilia are juveniles.

Also, they have only been in my tank a couple months...not a true test until it has been two years.

At the moment I have 2 males and 2 females in the tank...bad idea. When I purchased 8 juveniles, I got six males and 2 females. I'm praying for a spawn. :lol:
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Postby AlphaWild » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:04 pm

I had PN "Mwanza" in my tank of Labs and Dems, and the alpha male quickly became tank boss and started killing his females off one by one. I observed very little problems between the different species, but I was pretty fed up with losing females. Then one night a few weeks ago somebody did a real number on him. He survived for awhile in a hospital tank, but never recovered and died last week. :-?
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Postby mattawan_cichlid » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:30 pm

Well maybe ill steer clear of these guys...maybe a new tank! :lol:
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Postby mattawan_cichlid » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:09 pm

What about these guys with labs acei and maingano?
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Postby DJRansome » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:48 pm

mattawan_cichlid wrote:What about these guys with labs acei and maingano?
I'd be willing to try that. Only one colored up fish remember.
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Postby mattawan_cichlid » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:59 am

Right what would be the best ratio? 1m/4f? Then having 5 of these acei and labs then 7-8 maingano will put me at over 20 fish will that be too many fish? I feel like 23 is pushing it but you guys are the experts... :roll:
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Postby DJRansome » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:05 am

I'd try it. Both the maingano and the nyererei are a little smaller than your usual mbuna size of 6" at maturity.
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