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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby Slow-n-Steady » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:26 pm

I'd also hold out for larger fish sold as males. I've had really good success ordering online, but it takes an extreme amount of patience as ime you have to make multiple orders to get the stocking you want--and you can't always get the exact stocking you really do want. And it's hard leveling off the aggression until you have enough fish to do so. Good luck!
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby artlee6 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:06 pm

Being new and not having really seen many of these fish in person are these too similar? Should I choose 1 from each group or are they different enough that I'll be fine. It's a little tough going off of pictures because they look different depending which website you look at.

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Aulonocara stuartgranti usisya - Flavescent
Aulonocara sp. stuartgranti "Maleri" - Sunshine

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Aulonocara Maulana - Bi-Color 500
Aulonocara Hueseri - Midnight
Aulonocara stuartgranti Mdoka Orange - Ngara Flametail
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby DJRansome » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:34 pm

Choose one yellow, one blue and one that is red/orange/pink. The red/orange/pink ones seem to compete despite variations in color.

The one exception I have experience with is that usisya and maleri island are good together. But blue neon not good with either of these.

I have heard bi-color can mix with other blues. Flametail is timid. If you get Flametail, avoid aggressive peacocks like jacobfreibergi.
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby Kipnlilo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:43 am

I have good luck with Aulonocara Turkis. They are real beauties! I have one in each of my all male tanks. In my tanks they seem to work well.
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby DJRansome » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:01 am

Agree Turkis is a unique light blue among peacocks. Not always easy to find though.
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby artlee6 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:00 pm

Well I got my fish. I did a ton of research and asked a bunch of questions here and I appreciate all of your responses but, well... my wife wanted to go to the lfs and pick some out. So all (or most) of that research just went out the window. But everyone seems to be getting along so far for the most part. I got them in 2 batches. Some from the lfs and some online. Here's my stock list:

From lfs:

6x Labidochromis Caeruleus Lions Cove - Electric Yellow Lab 5f:1m
Pseudotropheus acei - Yellow tail acei
OB Peacock
Aulonocara sp. Firefish - Albino Dragon Blood? Solid Orange Color
Aulonocara sp. Firefish - Was sold as a Strawberry Peacock. Solid Pink Color

From online store:

Aulonocara stuartgranti - Ngara Flametail
Otopharynx Lithobates - zimbabwe rock
Aulonocara sp. Turkis
Protomelas taeniolatu - Red Empress
Aulonocara sp. Firefish - Blue Dragon Blood - not showing color yet

The OB seems to be the bully so far. He'll chase someone but it's seems sparing and only for a few seconds before he gives up. Everyone else seems to be getting along so far, but I'm aware that problems could arise as they mature.
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby Slow-n-Steady » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:00 pm

Just keep an eye on the OB. They typically are very aggressive or get very aggressive as they get bigger.

Also agree that Turkis peacocks look amazing, can never find them anywhere.
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby artlee6 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:13 pm

Will do. Glad I was able to find a Turkis. He definitely stands out and is unique and very cool looking
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby Kipnlilo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:21 pm

Not only watch the OB, your Dragon Blood and Strawberry are probably one in the same. (Both hybrid) They may but heads also even though one is albino. The Ngara Flametail is probably the most mellow. How large are all of your new fish? Pics please. We all love to see everyone’s new fish! :dancing:
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby ken31cay » Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:44 pm

My three OB's were the most aggressive ones in my 180gal all male peacock/hap tank, had to re-home each as they neared adult size. My Dragon Bloods/Strawberries are more mellow and still doing just fine in my 450gal.
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby artlee6 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:54 pm

All of them are around 3 inches right now. The labs might be closer to 2.5 though. The albino dragon blood and the strawberry actually seem pretty mellow right now but I'll definitely keep an eye on them. Here's some pics
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby ken31cay » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:03 am

Nice, well done. I hope you enjoy the tank.
450gal male peacocks & haps, Frontosa
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby Kipnlilo » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:42 pm

Looks great! I love the bonsai tree or whatever it’s called. Lol! You have some good quality fish in there. Good luck with your tank!
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Re: 75g Stocking Ideas for all male peacock and hap

Postby artlee6 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:52 pm

Thanks! Yeah that tree was a lot of work. The canopies or whatever were bare with a lot of sharp pointy edges so we decided to glue fake grass to it. It was a pain but I think it turned out pretty cool.
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