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Old 03-26-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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anyone have mixed african tanks?

just curious to see if any one is successful keeping mixed cichliids together, for example victorian haps with mbuna and peacocks.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:47 PM   #2
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just curious to see if any one is successful keeping mixed cichliids together, for example victorian haps with mbuna and peacocks.
Yes. So far so good. there are a few with nips in their fins.
One new guy was beaten almost to dead but I now have him in recovery in a hospital tank.

Per others doing the same, it's a hit or miss.

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Old 03-26-2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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I have a frontosa with my haps an peacocks and I have a bigger rock dweller with some mbuna for over 6 months no issues
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I have a Frontosa w my peacocks, 2 haps and 4 mbuna they all get along fine.

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Mine is turning into a mix tank, but I wanted only haps and peacocks lol. They all get along perfectly.

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Mine is pretty mixed up with. I have things from vics to peacocks, haps and mbuna

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:45 PM   #7
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I have African cichlids with a few South American cichlids and they get along fine. I have an occasional fight between them but it's usually because they are breeding
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all been together about 2.5 yrs in a 55 gallon 4ft long

1 female melanochromis auratus
1 kenyi (think female)
2 jewels (99% sure both female)
2 female hornet cichlids

the kenyi and m. auratus dig holes together and just sit by each other most of the time...
the jewels are loners and only socialize when time to eat
the hornets are always side by side and constantly roaming

it's the only mixed cichlid tank i've ever done
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I have African cichlids with a few South American cichlids and they get along fine. I have an occasional fight between them but it's usually because they are breeding
While mixed African tanks can work, mixing them with SA fish usually doesn't work out well long term due to the differing water and feeding preferences.

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all been together about 2.5 yrs in a 55 gallon 4ft long

1 female melanochromis auratus
1 kenyi (think female)
2 jewels (99% sure both female)
2 female hornet cichlids

the kenyi and m. auratus dig holes together and just sit by each other most of the time...
the jewels are loners and only socialize when time to eat
the hornets are always side by side and constantly roaming

it's the only mixed cichlid tank i've ever done
Same as above re: the Jewels. Jewels are riverine fish that may live, but will never thrive in a tank with rift lake parameters.
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the jewels have been kickin rear for over 2yrs but i am prepared if they need a change...
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