I totally agree that it is not a great idea to mix Peacocks and Mbuna... The OB Peacock does not act like a Peacock though.. acts and hangs out with Mbuna.. even chases some at times.
As for my yellow guy (Aulonocara Baenchi), he is not the best idea. One of my truly impulsive acts. Now that I ahve fake plants and a bunch of more dosile mbuna (labs and acei) he is doing pretty well. I am watching the situation closely and ready to pull him out and find him a home....
Talking about finding homes, I am unfortunately looking for a home for my little girl (Kenyi), she is a wonderful girl and I will miss her, but this is not the tank for her. Got the two juveniles when they were unidentifiable... Now, though it is obvious she is a girl.
As far as the Lab Perlmutt, I am pretty sure that is what he is. He is only 1 3/4 inches and I do expect the bars to fade. I wish they wouldn't though, I love him just the way he is. He also has one fo the best personalities. He is super sweet and cute... He reminds me of a hummingbird. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants mbuna... Even sweeter than my Yellow Lab.
At this point, the cobalt is definitely not boss of the tank. I actually don't think he will ever be, although who knows... Will just have to wait and see. Currently my Lab Hongi is boss, but I think mostly because he is slightly bigger than the rest. I think eventually the Kenyi will be boss though. I actually like the behavioral dynamics of the fish (not dangerous or deadly agression, but how each individually deals with each other) so I am excited about seeing how they mature.
The identity of the Hongi is the one I truly question. He is so orange these days and no bars to notice (although I know they are under all that color.) His blue is more purple lavender. His personality is not typical for a Hongi though. He is the most agressive and territorial in the tank at the moment, but he is about 1/2 an inch bigger than the next biggest, so that may account for it. But, in addition, he is the shiest fish as well. He is most likely to hide when people look in. The others all come out to say hi and dance for you (I know all they want is food, but it is nice to pretend they want attention.) In any case, has anyone had any experience with a Hongi acting this way?
Hope I touched on everyones issues and questions. If I didn't, let me know.