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Hi guys! My grandmother is taking down her cichlid tank and wants me to take her fish. Most of them are not a problem; however, she has one male Cynotilapia afra "Cobue." I have about a half-dozen Pseudotropheus demasoni (I started with 15. Man those guys are vicious to each other.) My tank is a 48" 90 gallon. Does the afra look too much like the demasoni? Will he just get killed by them? Or are they likely to leave him alone?
 

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The Cobue/Cobwe variant should look different enough to be okay--the possible future problem is that as a lonely kinda guy, he may start looking at some other male's girlfriends as potential 'dates'. The other male doesn't like the afra dancing with his girl....same ol' story :lol:

In general, Cynos are well equipped to take care of and defend themselves!
 

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yea, it should work well. i have breeding afras in my 75 community tank with demasoni among others.
 

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What size is the afra? I have a group of C.afra 'hai reef' that are similar in color and never had any problem with the demasoni in a 75. Granted the afra has always been larger then the demasoni so I don't know how they'd do if everyone was close in size.
 
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