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I recently purchased two kenyi cichlids from the local miejer store,they were listed as assorted cichlids, I got them home looked them up they are female kenyi's,i have a 75 gallon community tank with mostly peacocks but I do have a Male red zebra,will they breed with the Male zebra?The fry would make a tasty snack for my large peacocks
 

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Don't put the kenyi with the peacocks. Or the zebra.

Kenyi males are blue with bars when juvenile...just like the females.

If you want a feeder tank stocking with kenyi and zebras...I'd use a 75G and stock 1m:19f. Kenyi are among the most aggressive mbuna.

For any Malawi, you would never want a pair. Think in terms of 1m:7f but one male/tank if all the fish are kenyi.
 

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Thanks for the reply,I have 55 gallon cycling but wont be ready for 3-4 more weeks i will put them it when it's ready,I think they will be ok until its ready
 

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The zebra will be OK in the 55G but to really raise kenyi, I would do a 48x18 or larger.
 

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I think I'm just going to take the red zebra and the Kenya's to the local pet store and trade then in,they have a really nice crystal red peacock,its really starting to color nice just hope its not a female
 

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I got rid of them,turns out the red zebra was a female and had unfertilized eggs in her mouth,the red crystal peacock I was going to trade for I couldn't be sure it was a male so I passed but I did get 3 clown loaches
 

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Are you planning on a larger tank in the future? Clown Loaches get big.
 
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