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Just bought an adult pair m& F Aulonocara stuartgranti "mdoka / ngara",. 2x (3.5-4 inch ) for $50 at my lfs. They are in a semi new tank all by them selves going to add Copadichromis borleyi "kadango that has grown out in my 75g and is too fiesty for my zaire mobas considering they are semi peaceful. Anyways I wanted to know some characteristics about these unique fish and their habits good or bad. Thanks in advance. Pics to come. :)
 

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Mine (5" show male) is very very docile. Although he is one of the more mature males in my tank he leaves most people around, manages to stay out of trouble and hardly gets picked on. He also exhibits gorgeous color. I have few issues with him and hope it stays that way-sometimes he is a bit passive and sits int he corner until things calm down but he stays out of trouble
 

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First peacocks are not pairing fish, so you would want several more females. The peacock and the hap may be OK together. I have both but they are opposite ends of the spectrum in my tank. The Ngara is tank wimp and the borleyi is tank boss.
 

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I tried Lwanda peacocks with the borleyi kadango in a 55. I didnt have female kadango's so the male tried to court the peacock female I had. He kill both her & my male Lwanda off as well as a pair of Lethrinops albus. Better have them in a big tank if you want it to work out.
 

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my 5 foot all male tank works fine with the ngara and some of my more aggressive (ahli, red empress) fish, but they do need room. Bringing females into the mix is another subject I can't fairly comment on
 

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Hey guys thanks for the responses! yah the borleyi he is a bit of a pack leader. in the pic with the frontosas he is in a 125 with 6 zaire mobas and one brich, he was an intentional additional to cycle the 125g. but now he is just too rowdy. The Female ngara IS really flambouyant, she wanted her pic taken last night, however the male is still adjusting so hes wanting to hide there is one pic of him its sideway, due to the fact he was at the back of the tank,and my iphone is only so good.... lol but this is a 55 thats all i plan on putting in there. firm believer 2gallons per inch of fish . would love to see pics of your ngara, mine is pretty much all black right now..
thanks again!

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Nice looking fish in your pictures! :)

DJRansome said:
First peacocks are not pairing fish, so you would want several more
females. The peacock and the hap may be OK together.
+1
Ngaras tend to be one of the calmer sp. of aulonocaras.
If I were you, I'd hold off on adding anything the tank. Wait for the male to color up well, then add some fish. :thumb:
 

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thanks dannigurl! yah its gonna be like two weeks before adding any new fish to them, it is still a fairly new tank. so they are going to "dirty " it up for me , so to speak. he is a good eater and so is them fem, in that pic he was only in the tank for about an hour when i took the pic he is already starting to color up. well that and NLS is amazing as well on the color spectrum. :)
but any feed back is much appriciated
Thanks again
 
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