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Hey I'm new in African Cichlids can you guys help me with this fish? Is he a Peacock? Name please. Thanks!


Also this one too. All I know this is Pink Peacock. Any other name? Thanks guys!
 

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First one is a Copadichromis borleyi, a Hap, not a peacock.

The second is a strawberry peacock, a Man Made Hybrid strain.
 

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Thanks Fogelhund. Looks like I can't mix him with my Peacocks.

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First one is a Copadichromis borleyi, a Hap, not a peacock.

The second is a strawberry peacock, a Man Made Hybrid strain.
 

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You can, why do you think you can't
 

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Coz I heard Hap will rule the all Peacocks in the tank. I am new to this hobby. Please give me some advice. Thanks Gibbs!

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You can, why do you think you can't
 

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What are the dimensions? Gallons are less important than footprint. For example, a 55G tank that is 48" long can hold more fish than a 65G tank that is 36" long.
 

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Yea, that's true. My tank is 36"x18"x18". That's why I only keep 6 fish in there.
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What are the dimensions? Gallons are less important than footprint. For example, a 55G tank that is 48" long can hold more fish than a 65G tank that is 36" long.
 

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..and having said that, a Copadichromis borleyi is a fish that should be kept in a 90 gallon, 4 ft tank at minimum in my opinion. The tank is really too small for most Haps and Peacocks. Some of the smaller Peacocks, or dwarf mbuna would be better suited to such a tank.
 
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