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i want this fish whats it's name

Postby jgrillout » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:20 pm

What type of chiclid is this? I'd like to add it to my collection.
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75 gallon freshwater
1 male & 2 female German Reds
1 male & 1 female Lemon Jakes
1 male & 2 female Star Saphires
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby james1983 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:44 pm

Pundamilia Nyererei, they can be pretty aggressive, but I've had one in my hap and peacock tank for over a year and he's a model citizen.
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby jaymore1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:50 pm

When I had mine in my mix tank he never colored up to his full potential. If you re planning on putting one in with your existing stock I wouldn't plan on him looking quite like that picture
75g- Group of Msobo and group of F1 Afra Nkhata Bay
55g- Pundamilia Nyererei breeding group
30g- Fry Tank
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby BigZX » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:09 pm

I'm sure you would need a dominant male with a few females to get that kind of coloration.
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby DJRansome » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:17 pm

I had these in 3 scenarios:
1-species tank with females, best coloration. Of course they looked most like the pic when actually spawning.
2-all-male tank...fish was pale.
3-mixed gender mbuna tank...fish turned almost black and females languished after a couple of years.
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75G Demasoni, Msobo, Lucipinnis
75G Calvus, Similis, Petricola
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby BigZX » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:37 am

they did best in a singles species tank?
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby Old Newbie » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:06 pm

BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?


I would think that they would, especially if it was just one male and 8 or 10 females. The male would always be on display for the females and no other fish to stress him out or pick on him.
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55g Astatatalapia Latisfaciata
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby DJRansome » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:24 pm

BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?
Like night and day, yes.
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Re: i want this fish whats it's name

Postby ken31cay » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:54 pm

DJRansome wrote:
BigZX wrote:they did best in a singles species tank?
Like night and day, yes.


Makes sense.
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