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Adding Peacock with Saulosi

Postby Adam84 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:09 pm

Hi,

We have a Saulosi species tank, we kept it species only due to us starting out with African Cichlids.

My son and I did the tank together he loves red and would love some red in there.

How would we if a good idea at all add a German Red or Ruby Red Peacock just a single male?

Appreciate the time.
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Re: Adding Peacock with Saulosi

Postby DJRansome » Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:47 pm

What are the dimensions of the tank?

If you have 48x18 and you are not saving fry, a hybrid like dragon blood might work.
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Re: Adding Peacock with Saulosi

Postby Adam84 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:09 am

It’s a 48 - 24”

We are still raising fry so maybe best steer clear for now.
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Re: Adding Peacock with Saulosi

Postby DJRansome » Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:59 am

In general mbuna are too aggressive for haps and peacocks so the combo of a not-too-aggressive mbuna like saulosi and a more-aggressive-than most peacock like a hybrid has a chance to work. Have a rehoming plan.

I would not try this with a different mbuna, or with saulosi and a german or ruby red. These fish are really more orange than red in person.
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Re: Adding Peacock with Saulosi

Postby jcover » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:27 pm

The only mbuna that I would consider peaceful enough to go with pure-bred peacocks are Labidochromis caeruleus.
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