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i want this fish whats it's name

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:20 pm
by jgrillout
What type of chiclid is this? I'd like to add it to my collection.
what is this.JPG

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:44 pm
by james1983
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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:50 pm
by jaymore1
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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:09 pm
by BigZX
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

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:17 pm
by DJRansome
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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:37 am
by BigZX
they did best in a singles species tank?

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:06 pm
by Old Newbie
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

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:24 pm
by DJRansome
BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?
Like night and day, yes.

Re: i want this fish whats it's name

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:54 pm
by ken31cay
DJRansome wrote:
BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?
Like night and day, yes.


Makes sense.