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Would anyone know the answer to this one? :-? Yesterday I put into my new tank 4 Pseudotropheus Saulosi and 4 Pseudotropheus Acei (1m-3fm for both species,) these are the first occupants. I have been told that both are peaceful species and they are getting along incredibly well! However the male Saulosi is a juvenile and is changing colour I have noticed that his dark stripes can fade and then reappear within a matter of a minute, is this a reaction to the presence of the male Acei which seems to be a more mature fish, could this be submissive behaviour? Thanks all, Teddy.
 

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Thanks for the reply Herny, never thought I get so hooked so soon! It's fun watching them all interact. The fun will start when the next batch are added i a few weeks, am waiting for delivery into my LFS their stock is very very good. Sally.
 

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Congrats on the new fish, some of my favorites =] And yes, they will fade in and out of color. My first cichlid (known as Pat) changes so constantly, from a purple/blue to drab brown, but it's always an awesome thing to witness for the first time! =]
 

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I don't have any saulosi but herny is probably right. Oh yeah I got hooked real quick too. Before I got our fish, if anyone would have told me I would get so involved in it, I would have said they were nuts but it happened lol. What size tank do you have and what fish is your next batch going to be? I'm even excited for you :thumb: .
 

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It's funny how you start fishkeeping...next thing you know you're trying to get rid of stuff to make room for more tanks. :lol:
 

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I dido all of the above, i'm so glad i chose cichlids for my first fish. I did it without even thinking and before i knew it bammm 4 tanks full of beautiful fish including Saulosi...I rather watch my fish then the Television :lol:
 

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as do i, i got a 180 gallon all male peacock/hap/pleco tank and its awesome just need more fish now. LOL :thumb:

i got hooked in 4 days i had a 2x18x18 with firemouths and such a 1x18x18 with 2 small elctric blues and a 4x18x12 with Blue acara, oscars, firemouths, kribs and lots more in FOUR days. its crazy i know i didnt know fish were aggressive back then but they got along fine then i sold them up and went all african :D

whats the shippment of fish that are comming?
 

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Bless you all for your replies :) it's great to know there's support out there even if the time difference delays my replies! The next batch of fish will come in about 3 weeks, have chosen Yellow Labs, Metriaclima Estherae Red, Metriaclima Callainos and Melanochromis Cyaneorhabdos-Maingano, (what a mouthful some of these names are!). I hope that they get along as well as the current occupants but I understand there could be the odd scrap.
 

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How big is that tank, that's a lot of species.
 

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Thanks for the reply DJ, the tank is 48" wide 18" bow front (or 13" box without the bow) 24" deep. Would you suggest I reduce the shopping list? If so which species do I leave out, tough decision to be made. :-?
 

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Your footprint is similar to a 55G (the bowed-out part is usually ignored, and gallons aren't very important) so three species would be ideal. Maybe you could squeeze four depending on how peaceful they are. Labs and Acei like to be in larger groups (5-6 individuals), so I would add more Acei before I added a third species.

You can have more fish in each group though. Since the Saulosi are dwarf maybe 3 males and 9 females? And then still add another species.
 
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