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Postby bac3492 » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:44 am

Your option are:

a pleco (possibly)
another male auratus who is bigger (will probably kill him)
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Postby DJRansome » Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:24 am

No, Auratus will murder almost everyone even in large tanks. But if you want to try to keep Auratus successfully with other fish, you'd need a 75G or larger tank. A 30G is too small for even peaceful mbuna unless they are dwarf and the tank is at least 36" long IMO.
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Postby cichlidaholic » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:46 am

bac3492 wrote:another male auratus who is bigger (will probably kill him)


Not a good idea at all. :(

You really don't have any options in this size tank. He might even take out a pleco since there would be nowhere else to direct his aggression. They are brutally aggressive fish.
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Postby richardsville » Mon Sep 22, 2008 4:57 pm

He isn't lonely though...hes a fish and doesn't have human feelings. All he knows how to do is survive and procreate.
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