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Im getting ready to change my 55 over to a mbuna tank and im thinking about doing 10 demasoni and 5 flavus.Anybody out their ever attempted this?Any feed back would be appreciated
 

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not recommended to mix to blue barred species. fighting will prob ensue
 

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Right now I keep them with fuelleburnis and labs and socolofis. and they completely ignore each other. Female flavus are drab and I think 4 female is not enough for controling the male's agressiveness.
 

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I wanted to do demasoni and labs but i talked to some1 and they said wasnt a good idea because the labs would get bullied to death, so decided to maybe try the flavus instead but it sounds like that may not be the best thing either.
 

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Whoever u spoke do doesn't know what they are talking about. Labs and dems is one of the most common and pleasing mixes out there. I have no probe and I have the mix in my tank as well
 

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Thats kinda what i thought. So do u think 10 dems and 5 labs would work?
 

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I am not experienced enough but I think
Labs are not aggressive and usually dems let them alone. In my tank dems chase each other and completely ignore the other inhabitants. In the case of male flavus that I have, it also ignores the dems and only fights with the male fuelleburni any time and any place.
Mixing labs and dems is possible and gives you a nice combination of colors but I love my flavus and prefer it to the common labs. Finally its your tank choose the fish that you like and hopefully your choice will be successful.
 

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The demasoni article from the library is here.

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my problem is demonsoni is nasty males. I had 2 nasty males that fought with eachother, so I removed one. and now he schreded all the females. the labs do not eat as well as the demonsoni. the demonsoni are more agressive at feeding time.
 
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