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would a Julidochomis, calvus, buffalo cichlid and others tanganyikan fish go well in an all male peacock/ hap tank. OR would it be suicide. just wanna know what you guys think.
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it wouldnt casue any of the males to go crazy because the juli. are from a difftent genus the the haps or peacocks. i have a quad of clavus in with my peacocks and haps and they act like there part of the community i have little to no aggression.
 

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does the female affect the male peacocks etc. i heard any females and the males will go nuts. :eek:
Nope. The haps/peacvocks totally ignore the julies. Becasue they are so different (in both appearance and behavior) no one notices her. From my experience, the males do get a bit rowdy with other Malawis like mbuna females.
 

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Calvus and comps are pretty timid....as are some julies. I think the stress might kill them especially if they didn't have a lot of places to squeeze into and hide out. Stress kills when you are talking fish.
 

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yeah the do get along you just have to also pick and choose alot of things like mbuma will have to go there a time bomb, if you put some mopani drift wood in your tank it will give them a nice place to hide and give your tank a really unique look, and you will have to be picky with what else you put in there. mine get along with every thing i have so far really well but just in case i have a tanks for the clavus set up but the strage thing is the haps and peacocks dont bother the clavus and they seem intimated by them cause whenever there out every thing for the most part swims to the other side of the tank.

P.S the also grow slow but there worth having trust me.
 

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they need to be small spots for the comps to hide in due to the fact that they have a compressed body structure giving them the capability to squeeze in to the smallest spots there also very good at keeping the population of fry down cause they can squeeze in to the same hiding spots as the fry. Maybe you could have the same luck i had and all the other fish ignore them but you have to Jacob freibergi so id just watch them.
 

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thanks for input i think i might try them in the big tank and if there are signs of them getting picked on will remove them and place them in my 55 gallon. with 1.5-2 inch fry. :thumb:

i really love them and when fry are gone i want to attemt breeding them. thanks for all input guys but is there anyone else that has had success with calvus in their all male tanks?

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Bad idea putting them in a fry tank Comps will eat them in a heart beat..
Thats why they have a compressed body so they can fit in to little spots to get to fry thats what they eat in the wild. They are also predators so besides pellets i try to feed mine brine shrimp it wount hurt the other fish any either.
 
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