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choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby judymayes » Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 am

I have 9 young Electric Yellow Labs in a 55 gal tank what other type would go well with them that shouldnt cross breed ?
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby Old Newbie » Fri May 18, 2018 11:53 am

If you are going with all Mbuna, they can all cross breed, but, I have a 75 gallon "community" tank with 4 Red Zebra, 5 Yellow Labs and 4 Kenyi, one male of each species and the rest females; they have yet to cross breed. My experience has been that they prefer to breed with their own species if possible, but, as I stated before, all Mbuna can cross breed. You could put a few male peacocks in with them as long as you don't put in any duplicates or look-a-likes; Labs are more tolerant, less aggressive than most other Mbuna.
90g Metriaclima Estherae, Metriaclima Lombardoi, Labidochromis Caeruleus, Synodonitis Nigrita
55g Psuedotropheus Demasoni, Synodontis Nigrita
55g Astatatalapia Latisfaciata
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby judymayes » Fri May 18, 2018 1:09 pm

Thank you very much i can try the male peacocks ,your tank sound nice
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby judymayes » Fri May 18, 2018 1:48 pm

i mean your tank sounds nice i like all the fish you have.
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby morrismorris » Fri May 18, 2018 3:29 pm

Rusty cichlids are also a good choice. I have some in with my yellow labs and they pretty much ignore each other.
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby judymayes » Fri May 18, 2018 5:24 pm

thank you ,thats good to know maybe i can find check into them.
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby punman » Fri May 18, 2018 6:22 pm

I've kept C. moorii (Blue Dolphins) with Yellow Labs and I think the contrast is nice. At some point though, you will need to upgrade to a 75-90 gallon.
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby judymayes » Sat May 19, 2018 3:05 pm

I like to blue dolphin cichlids too they are beautiful fish and for the information
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Re: choosing tankmates for Electric Yellow Labs

Postby iluvmud » Mon May 21, 2018 8:02 am

Let’s see, my community tank has 4 different breeds
Taiwanee reef
Yellow labs
Blue acei
Ruby reds

Been like this for some time it’s a nice color selection and no cross breeding.
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46G- breeder tank
5.5G- fry tank
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