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[/b]Can Moorii live with lake Malawia Mbuna like kenyi. Also do they need a much larger famale to male ratio like aggresive Mbuna?
 

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It isn't a mix that I would recommend.

Tropheus are best in aquariums of 75 gallons or larger, and best in groups of 12+, the larger the group, the better. Ideal ratios seem to be about 2 females for every male, but I've seen 50:50 ratios work well, when the group was 20+.
 

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jordanroda said:
I say No!
why strss your Tropheus? :wink:
Exactly.
Why stress out a beautiful fish with one of the nastiest and ugliest, IMO, Mbuna out there.

As for ratio, 3:1 and up would be nice.
 

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I disagree with Kenii being ugly...but I do agree that it is a questionable fit. Kenii get larger than most tropheus and when breeding (almost all the time) get from very aggressive to down right nasty. You may look into Metriaclima sp. "daktari" similar in coloration and Dimorphic like Kenii. They are not as agressive in my experiance and stay smaller. I will say that after I removed all Mbuna (Labs and Acei) from my tropheus tank they[/i] started to sucessfully breed. Good luck with what ever you decide.
 
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