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i want this fish whats it's name

Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:20 pm

What type of chiclid is this? I'd like to add it to my collection.
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:44 pm

Pundamilia Nyererei, they can be pretty aggressive, but I've had one in my hap and peacock tank for over a year and he's a model citizen.

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:50 pm

When I had mine in my mix tank he never colored up to his full potential. If you re planning on putting one in with your existing stock I wouldn't plan on him looking quite like that picture

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:09 pm

I'm sure you would need a dominant male with a few females to get that kind of coloration.

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:17 pm

I had these in 3 scenarios:
1-species tank with females, best coloration. Of course they looked most like the pic when actually spawning.
2-all-male tank...fish was pale.
3-mixed gender mbuna tank...fish turned almost black and females languished after a couple of years.

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:37 am

they did best in a singles species tank?

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:06 pm

BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?


I would think that they would, especially if it was just one male and 8 or 10 females. The male would always be on display for the females and no other fish to stress him out or pick on him.

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:24 pm

BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?
Like night and day, yes.

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:54 pm

DJRansome wrote:
BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?
Like night and day, yes.


Makes sense.
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