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Is my stock better now?

Postby jgrillout » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:17 pm

I re-homed all my mbunas and added some stock to hopefully make all my little guys happier. Here is what I now have. I hope this works out better than my past stocks.

1 male & 2 female German Reds
1 male & 2 female Lemon Jakes
1 male & 2 female Star Saphires
1 uncertain of sex OB.
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1 male & 2 female German Reds
1 male & 2 female Lemon Jakes
1 male & 2 female Star Saphires
1 uncertain of sex OB.
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Re: Is my stock better now?

Postby cyclonecichlids » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:30 pm

When you mix males and females, you'll have fights over mating. In my experience, it's better to have all males or a single male with many females. But see how it goes.
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Re: Is my stock better now?

Postby DJRansome » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:34 pm

Also don't save fry from this tank as females crossbreed. In your place I would rehome the OB and the lemon jakes (if you can ID the jake females). Add females for the german reds and the star sapphires. They are both on the timid side so should color up well together...unlike the lemon jake and OB.

I have never had luck with trios or even quads among peacocks and other Malawi.
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