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Mixing fish/cichlid aggression

Postby Deavo » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:34 pm

So six months ago I inherited a 125 from a friend moving out of state so I decided to get cichlids never having these fish before so I made the first and biggest mistake a new person to the Hobby can do and that's listen to the people at the lfs. I have two Oscars approximately 6 inches in length, 2 5 inch peacocks 1 4 inch mbuna, 1 3 inch convict, 2 4 inch blue acaras, 1 5 inch rainbow shark, and 1 4 inch Sailfin pleco, all these fishermen living relatively peacefully for many many months until now. Now I have a crazy Peacock Cichlid who is nesting and attacking and chasing everyone. And tonight he had the nerve to go after a 6-inch Oscar and the Oscar ran. Is there anything I can do to reconcile this relationship or am I going to have to get rid of my cichlid? Thank you
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Re: Mixing fish/cichlid aggression

Postby DJRansome » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:08 pm

I would choose which continent you want and stock accordingly. When the peacock goes the mbuna will take over.
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Re: Mixing fish/cichlid aggression

Postby CeeJay » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:47 am

You got a mess. I would start all over and research the fish before buying. I have done this before and your life is going to be very frustrated with that mix.
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Re: Mixing fish/cichlid aggression

Postby Melanddave6571 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:14 pm

Yep, agreed with others. Start over. You have all he wrong fish together. That's a newbie mistake. The tank we bought off Craigslist came with a crazy mix like that and we re-homed them to the LFS.

I prefer Mbuna over Haps and Peacocks. I did South American 12-15 years ago and after having Mbuna would never go back to S. American.

75 Gallon tank
1 auratus
2 Yellow Acei
1 Johanni
2 Kenyi
1 Yellow lab
2 Pseudotropheus Socolofi
1 Red Top Zebra albino
1 Electric Blue Johanni
1 Red Top orange
2 Feather Fin
and so far last I counted 6 babies
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