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Need some Blue

Sun May 17, 2020 10:32 pm

I have a 210 gallon 6 foot long with 6 yellow tail Acei's, 6 Cherry Red Zebras and 3 Saulosi. I am wanting some blue color in there what would you recommend for some additional tank mates. Everything is now 2 males to 4 females I believe except the saulosi which is 1 Male and 2 Females

Re: Need some Blue

Sun May 17, 2020 10:48 pm

You will want 1 male or 3...especially on the zebras. I would add 2 female saulosi and 4 estherae (red zebras) for every male in that species group.

I like 1m:7f Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos Maingano for a brilliant blue.

Re: Need some Blue

Mon May 18, 2020 7:31 am

I have heard they are tank killers?

Re: Need some Blue

Mon May 18, 2020 11:41 am

Not anymore than estherae IMO. With the right tank dimensions and the right ratios and the right tank mates...most fish are fine and not tank killers.

I did have them in the demasoni tank for many years and may get them again.

Re: Need some Blue

Tue May 19, 2020 11:02 am

I second the Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos Maingano... no they aren't tank killers at all, I've had them many times, and they've been fine.
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