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blue mbuna?

Postby honeybadger2k5 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:45 pm

I currently have yellow labs, red zebra in a tank looking to add a blue fish, what you recommend?

thinking the cobalt blue zebra reaching 7" is not what I want to do
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Re: blue mbuna?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:58 pm

What are the dimensions of the tank? You don't want two Metriaclima species with both red zebras (Metriaclima estherae) and blue zebras (Metriaclima callainos).
125G Borleyi, Multipunctata
75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: blue mbuna?

Postby newmbunaguy » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:21 pm

its a 60 gal 4' by like 1'
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Re: blue mbuna?

Postby DJRansome » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:27 pm

I recommend Cynotilapia sp. hara or Pseudotropheus socolofi.
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Re: blue mbuna?

Postby newmbunaguy » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:37 pm

I like both these suggestions!

thank you so much... now to decide which and find :)
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Re: blue mbuna?

Postby sir_keith » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:40 pm

DJRansome wrote:I recommend Cynotilapia sp. hara or Pseudotropheus socolofi.

Great suggestion. Personally I prefer the hara, but either would be a nice addition to your tank. :thumb:
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Re: blue mbuna?

Postby Sinister-Kisses » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:54 pm

Second on the hara. I have a group of hara with yellow labs in my 40 long, great combination. Hara males are super stunning. Socolofi are nice too though.
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40gal long: L. caeruleus and Cynotilapia sp. "hara"
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