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Old 02-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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best cichlids to mix with peacocks

I heard mabuna was good any others picking up some new friends soon pics are a plus and vids
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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Mbunas can get very aggressive. Peacocks are peaceful. They shouldn't mix. However I can't talk. I have mbunas, peacocks, and tropheus all in one tank.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:26 AM   #3
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Mbunas can get very aggressive. Peacocks are peaceful. They shouldn't mix. However I can't talk. I have mbunas, peacocks, and tropheus all in one tank.
I have a mix as well, if you get some species that mix keep an eye on them and be ready to take the appropriate action if some become to aggressive
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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Funny story... A fish guru once told me. "I told tell my fish there not suppose to be with other fish, that's racist. "I won't tell them if you don't" lol. Just thought it was funny. This was coming from a high end fish farm actually.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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I have tried to not mix my Peacocks with my Mbuna (its very tempting) but like said previously, the Mbuna are agressive and the Peacocks are really mild. I have a goldfish in with my Peacocks (rescue that was supposed to be only short time) its been in there for 4 to 6 months now. I think that it has taken on the traits of the Cichlids lol
I try now to ensure I dont tell someone "Do Not do that" if I dont have specific personal experience with the situation.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Don't judge a book by its cover! Mdawg, The sweet precious family dog you have as a profile picture does not insinuate that you'd readily take in a goldfish refugee. Peacocks and goldfish living together, madness! However I've witnessed crazier things. Like a dog nursing an adult cat
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Lol so just pecocks lol
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #8
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Lol so just pecocks lol
Haps are better with peacocks but then you need a 6' tank. Some mbuna will be fine like yellow labs or other mbuna that are more on the peaceful side.
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Tbox, I like fish and this one happend to be Orange and White (Tenn. College Football Colors) So I may have a soft spot

Cichlidheaven, Andrew gave good advice I cannot speak personally for I have not mixed but there are alot of smart folks on here that have experience with mixing, like Andrew so take in suggestions, make an educated decision and then watch closely for any needed lineup changes
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:22 PM   #10
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So far I've added one red zebra a blue kenyi and one I can't spell or say but its a red belly something lol its like a green with black thick strips and a redish belly ill add picks but there doing fine with the peacocks
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