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This is gonna sound reallys silly.
My first tank started 1 yr ago with 1 red oscar and now she is about 7" big and i thought i should upgrade her tank......
Bought myself a used 135g but realised i have so much option with such a BIG tank......
After going to a few lfs, i fell in love with African Cicihlids :) mainly because of their colour and their behaviour when i move my fingers across the tank as they follow it.

Are those behaviours relates to all african cicihlids?
One of the lfs suggested i get Peacock as they are very colourful and less aggressive but the peacock at her shop does not respond to my finger movement (her reason being they are scared).

Question i have is, if i want to keep about 40 4"-5" colouful cicihlids in my tank with such behaviour, what species/sex (haps, mbuna, peacocks, etc.....) should i be looking at?

Any comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance. :)
 

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She is probably going back to the lfs or i might gave it away on craigslist. :(

Anyone has any idea about the cicihlids behaviour i mentioned?

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It has been suggested to me that for color and movement to have an all male Aulonocara (Peacock) tank. Fellow tank mates can be from the Haplochromis selection.

My tank will have Peacocks, Yellow Labs and Acei Ngara's as an example for you. But there are also Mbuna setups that look just as colorfull with plenty of movement. Check out the Library section for further ideas.

Regarding behaviour, once they settle in to their surroundings, cichlids can be very 'personal' towards you. So I'd say Yes to your question :D
 

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I have mainly mbuna in my 55g. and love them. They are very intersting and entertaining fish. Some of them love having their picture taken it seems like, except for the one your trying to get a pic of lol, then the others are all in the way. I have my hands in the tank with them alot too and that makes them more "friendly" I think. I've also noticed in LFS the fish coming up to the glass after your finger. I think it's because they are hungry. I've never had peacocks so I don't know if they have the personality like mbuna do or not but they are pretty fish.
 

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Thanks guys.
What is the difference between Peacock and Mbuna? Could have check the library but just need the general differences?
thanks
 
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