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Old 01-23-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Can you please ID these Africans(first time owner)

Hi I just started up I would like to know what I have exactly in my tank, I know they're Africans at least. I want to know if they're haps, peacocks, or mbuno's. ( not even sure what all that means ) please help as much as you can! Thank you so much.

I have 2 yellow, 2 blue ones, an albino one, and the colorful what I think is a peacock. The last picture is the setup as a whole.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #2
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You have yellow labs cobalt blue zebras albino zebra and a peacock. all but the peacock are mbunas they are a rock dwelling territorial cichlids most get between 3 and 7 inches like alot of vegetables in their diet they will graze on algae if you have any. And to much protein can give them malawi blout... of course there is tons more info out there just trying to give you a little something
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #3
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Can I keep them together and right now I'm feeding them cichlid flakes and some nls for salt fish with garlic, I got the wrong stuff. What should I be feeding them?

Do I need to feed then algae wafers or whatever they're called? Just a little confused on the foods.

I just remembered some of them look to be what I thought is pregnant I'm guessing that's what that is. Are they harmed by it and and what should I do to help them more..

Is what I have in there for cover fine or what would you suggest? I want to keep it a minimal look but I don't want them getting hurt.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:45 AM   #4
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Is this the Malawi bloat?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #5
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the peacock looks like a rubin red peacock. but i could be wrong, how big is it ?
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Yea they are compatible..there are lots of cichlid foods out there but a food with spirulina is recommended ...blanch some vegetables up for them to they should nibble on that
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the peacock looks like a rubin red peacock. but i could be wrong, how big is it ?
The peacock is probably about 2 to 2.5 inches right nls. It looks kinda orangeish to me, but like I said I'm new to this..
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You need some more hiding spots get some more rocks for em
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From that picture they look fine maybe your just feeding a little much.. if it was pregnant eggs would be in the females mouth...this is called holding
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Yea they are compatible..there are lots of cichlid foods out there but a food with spirulina is recommended ...blanch some vegetables up for them to they should nibble on that
The spirulina would feed both types? And I could do a flake food?
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