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hi other water difference, are malawi(haps, mbuna, peacocks) usually more aggresive than tangs such as tropheus, ophthalma etc

im considering mixing the two in 350gal. plan to have mbuna, haps/peacocks, frontosa, lelupi, julido, tropheus, and other fancy tangs.
 

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I personally wouldn't do that...

Some fish you are listing there, tend to be very active, whereas for example fronts are much more 'relax'. You're gonna stress out the fronts.

Btw: I don't think it would look good either personally... Tangs are very nicely shaped, where Malawi's have it more from their color. I once tried putting the two toghether, and didn't like the looks of it.

One more thing, again cliché, but: trohps need a complete other diet then fronts...

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I would stick to those with similar behavior. Currently i am keeping Haps, pseudotropheus with tropheus (each group consists of 15 or more) with no problems at all.

I believe there would not be much of issue in keeping malawians with other similar tangans such as petros, simochromis or maybe even tangan gobies.
 

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what do tropheus prefer to eat?
so flakesor pellets wouldnt work for them?

i had frontosa with malawi before and they did very well.
 

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Tropheus need diets high in vegetable content. Spirulina/veggie flakes are great. New Life Spectrum 1mm cichlid pellets can also be part of the diet. Not just any pellet will do. Needs to be a quality pellet and not too high in animal (fish) protein content.
 

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It is very possible to mix the two.

Mbuna and Tropheus go very well together.

C horei and haps/pecocks

Keep in mind it is best to keep "active" fish with each other... and slow moving togther.

I have experimented with a lot of different mixes over the years. In the end ... I always end up keeping them seperate. But there are a few combinations that work well.

Peacocks and Calvus do well together as well.

Just a few ideas.

In my opinion .. keep Frontosa out of the mix. Once they are full grown they can eat anything on your list.
 

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i have a 75 gallon with 2 peacocks, 7 paracyps, 3 calvus and 4 juli's. So far, no problems really, except between the 2 peacocks.
Do you think i can add 4 or 5 more peacocks as well as 5 calvus and 12 cyps? If NOT, what suggestions do you guys have for me? I was thinking maybe just tang's but peacocks are just too colourful and nice.
 

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i have a 75 gallon with 2 peacocks, 7 paracyps, 3 calvus and 4 juli's. So far, no problems really, except between the 2 peacocks.
Do you think i can add 4 or 5 more peacocks as well as 5 calvus and 12 cyps? If NOT, what suggestions do you guys have for me?
anybody?? :?
 

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Lirykal, I think people are not responding so they don't hyjack dkreef's thread.
 
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