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i want to put 1 nice looking peacock in my mbuna tank, iam looking for some peacock that is more agressive to it can stand up top being bullyed a little, what peacock might work i relly wanted a ob hybrid
 

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I have a jacobfriebergi that can hold his own with mbuna. He's actually one of the toughest fish I've ever kept.

What are the mbuna that you have?

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*** got a Stuartgranti sp? and female in with my mbuna and 2 haps. Fish holds his own, mind you he is the biggest one in the tank right now. Defenitely the dominant male in my tank.
 

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What's the tank size, how many fish, and of what type?

Personally, I would not recommend it. The Peacocks, no matter how robust, will never be at ease.. or reach it's potential. However, when I tried it, I fell in love with the Haps and Peacocks and eventually moved away from Mbuna(Small number of Mbuna can work in a 5' or 6' tank with haps, but I wouldn't keep haps or peacocks in with a lot of Mbuna, especially in a 4' or smaller tank.

That being said, I've done it.. I had a Lwanda that did OK. Jacobfreibergimay do well, Otter Point, my Eureka peacock is pretty mean. Bengas and other peacocks I tried tended to stay in the corners of the tank(benga, Stuartgranti, don't even THINK about a Maylandi or Kandeeses which would surely die.)

I had a Red Empress that did well, but he was hyperdominant and put the mbuna into hiding... which is not typical. ( I have video of him terrorizing zebras and Demasoni)

A nice sized Bucco or Champ may clear you tank of that pesky Mbuna problem too(that's a joke, being that I don't care much for mbuba, I'm not suggesting it)
 

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ya its funny you say that. i started my current cichlid tank out with a large hap (blue acei) store said but idk. anyways hes in there with all mbuna because i didnt know the difference and hes just fine. he is also the biggest cichlid in my tank so maybe that has something to do with it. the others are still aggressive to each other but when the hap shows up all scatter...
 

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theres some red zebras,colbalt blue zebras, yellow labs,yellow tailed acie, albino socolfi, a few small red emperes, and some other mixed mbuna, its a 90 gallon, stanard 4 ft
 

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red O, are you near Edmonton? I'll sell or trade you my Aul. Jacobfrebergi "Red Eureka". He is a real nice red peacock and a mean S.O.B. I just took him out of my 55 gal all male peacock / Hap tank cause he was beating on everyone. He's now in a 10 gal by himself till I can get rid of him. I'll be willing to bet he'll give any mbuna a run for their money.

PM me if you want to see him or more info.
 
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