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question about mbunas together with peacocks and haps

Post by curtis miller on Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:41 pm

Ok so right now in my tank i have: 1 Auratus, 3 Acies, 3 yellow lab, 3 Kenyis, and 1 Red Peacock.
I would like to get rid of everything but the peacock, 2 of the labs, and my acies and add some male peacocks and haps. do i have to worry about the mbunas being females or not? will the peacocks and haps try and pair with the mbunas?
Thank you for the help in advance.
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Post by theswede on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:05 pm

It do happen. As an example my greshakei male tries all the time to breed with my red fin femals. Peacock males are no different.
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Post by curtis miller on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:18 pm

ok, so should i get rid of all of my mbunas or do you think it will be ok to leave the ones i mentioned id like to keep in there.
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Post by theswede on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:27 pm

It´s always a risk, but who wants a tank with only one species? I say keep them together. If you get hybrids they will be easy to spot.
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Post by curtis miller on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:32 pm

ya, im more worried about the agression if i get mosltly males and only have the few females.
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Post by theswede on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:44 pm

curtis miller wrote:ya, im more worried about the agression if i get mosltly males and only have the few females.

Do you mean that you are only gonna add male peacocks and haps?
If you do that the aggression will probebly be between them and not against the mbunas so much.
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Post by vman on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:45 pm

If you are going to keep all males of peas & haps it would be best to keep all males of mbuna too .
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Post by curtis miller on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:49 pm

ok, thanks vince.
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Post by curtis miller on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:06 pm

maybe i will plan on going the other way with this and do more mbunas, i hear that it is good to over crowd a mbuna tank in order to keep agression down. what would be a good number for a 72 gallon tank.
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